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State Guide: Obtaining Licenses & Permits

The following links will direct you to information on how to obtain licenses and permits for your new business in each of the 50 states and Washington, DC. To suggest a resource for this section, please contact us.


Alabama Kentucky North Dakota
Alaska Louisiana Ohio
Arizona Maine Oklahoma
Arkansas Maryland Oregon
California Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Colorado Michigan Rhode Island
Connecticut Minnesota South Carolina

(also Division of Professional Regulation)

Mississippi South Dakota
District of Columbia Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New York West Virginia
Iowa New Mexico Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming
Next Steps
Contact a qualified business attorney to help you
navigate the process of starting a business.
(e.g., Chicago, IL or 60611)

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