BUSINESS LICENSING

BUSINESS LICENSE UPDATES

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

registering business name

Register your business with the State of Utah Department of Commerce.  This online OneStop Business Registration site is a secure online service available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  You can also reach the Department of Commerce by calling (877) 526-3994.

UTAH SALES TAX NUMBER (IF APPLICABLE)

A Utah sales tax number can be obtained online through the OneStop Business Registration. You can also apply using Form TC-69, Utah State Business and Tax Registration.  You will receive your sales tax license by mail.  For more information and to find out if you need a Utah Sales Tax number contact the Utah State Tax Commission.

EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (EIN)

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity.  Generally, businesses need an EIN.  If you are a sole proprietor with no employees and EIN number may not be required.  This is a free service offered by the Internal Revenue Service.  You can get an EIN through the OneStop Business Registration or you can apply for this number online through the IRS.

STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATORY LICENSE (IF APPLICABLE)

The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) regulate over 60 occupations and professions.  To determine if your occupation, profession, or business is regulated by DOPL or call (866) 275-3675.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT (IF APPLICABLE)

Contact the Salt Lake County Health Department to find out if you require Health Department approval.  Or call:  Non-food related (385) 468-3793 / Food related (385) 468-3845.

Other regulatory licenses may be required by one or more of the following:

Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Salt Lake County Health Department

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Utah Department of Health Child Care Licensing

Utah Department of Public Safety – Criminal Identification (BCI)

Utah Insurance Department

Utah Department of Commerce Division of Securities

Utah Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate

Utah Department of Human Services

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Utah State Tax Commission – Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division

Utah State Tax Commission – Cigarette & Tobacco

US Customs – Importing/Exporting