Each jurisdiction has its own unique business licensing requirements. Unless your business is regulated by the Federal government , most of your licensing requirements are imposed by your state and local government. Obtaining a license involves filling out a registration form. If you are starting or expanding your business, you will likely need to fill out lots of registration forms.
We have conveniently organized resources to help business owners understand the registrations they must typically complete in order to legally operate. Visit the Business Licenses and Permits guide to learn about tools and resources to help you locate and obtain your business licenses and registrations.