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Businesses are typically required to obtain a license before operating in any jurisdiction.
In addition to industry-specific occupational licenses, companies may also be required to apply for a
general business license. General Business licenses are generic licenses that are required for any company
regardless of the industry, or the products and services they offer.
Most general business licenses are issued at the county or city level, however, a few states also require
licenses. Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Nevada, and Washington all require business
entities to obtain a state-level general business license in addition to any required local business licenses.
After obtaining a license, it is important to keep up with any ongoing requirements associated with licensure.
General business licenses usually need to be renewed annually or biennially, and if entity information changes,
an update must be filed in a timely manner.
Companies that provide service across multiple counties or states will likely need to obtain several
business licenses. As a full service business licensing provider, Harbor Compliance can help you apply
for and maintain your licenses. To learn more, please contact us to start a
Filing fees depend on your individual situation. We do our best to calculate your filing fees
upfront and collect those fees today so we can get started. Your specialist will determine your
exact filing fees and invoice additional fees if required.
When processing government applications or disbursing filing fees, we may add an order processing fee to cover our administrative expenses.