Delaware Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Delaware.

Business licenses are often required of business entities, regardless of their products and services. This page provides an overview of business license requirements in Delaware.

Delaware General Business Licenses

Delaware Business License

Agency:Delaware Department of Finance - Division of Revenue
Notes:

Businesses that are registered in Delaware but do not operate within the state are typically not required to register.

Initial Registration

Form:

Combined Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Delaware Motor Vehicle Dealer License

Agency:Delaware Department of Finance - Division of Revenue
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

A motor vehicle dealer is required to obtain a business license and pay the Motor vehicle handling fee; $2 per vehicle. No exclusions. Payments are due quarterly on the first day of the second month following the close of the quarter.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Registration Renewal

Form:

Motor Vehicle Dealer License Renewal (Business License Application)

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31. 

Local General Business Licenses

City of Wilmington Business License

Agency:City of Wilmington Wage/Business License Division (DE)

Initial Registration

Form:

City of Wilmington Business License Application

Agency Fee:

Fee based on business type: Fee list is provided on the application form. (Prorated based on when the business starts)

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

Fee is the same as the fee listed on initial application; A renewal notice with fee amount will be sent out January 1

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Town of Smyrna Business / Contractor License - Out of Town Business

Agency:Town of Smyrna (DE)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

If your business is located with in Town Limits, you will need a Town of Smyrna Business License.

If your business is not physically located within Town Limits you will need a Contractors License.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business/Contractor License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Required Attachments:
  • A certificate of liability, directly from the instance compnay, showing the Town of Smyrna as the certificate holder. 
  • Copy of State of Deleware Professinal license (HVAC, Electrician, Plumber ONLY). 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business/Contractor License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Required Attachments:
  • A certificate of liability, directly from the instance compnay, showing the Town of Smyrna as the certificate holder. 
  • Copy of State of Deleware Professinal license (HVAC, Electrician, Plumber ONLY). 

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