Delaware Business Licenses
General Guides & Resources
Get step-by-step guidance for forming and running a compliant organization in Delaware
Licenses for Regulated Industries
Explore resources for firms in licensed professions like engineering and construction.
Learn what filings to submit to state agencies throughout an organization’s lifecycle.
Get all the information you need to register for state taxes or apply for tax exemption.
State Licensing Agencies
Access state agencies responsible for licensing and regulating Delaware organizations.
General Delaware Guides & Resources
These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.
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Delaware Business Licenses for Regulated Industries
Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.
Delaware Corporate Filings
These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.
- Delaware Certificate of Good Standing / Existence
- Delaware Certificate of Merger
- Delaware Certification - Authentication
- Delaware Corporation LLC Nonprofit Amendment
- Delaware Entity Name Reservation
- Delaware Fictitious Name Registration & Renewal
- Delaware Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation
- Delaware Registered Agent Service
Delaware Tax Filings
Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.
- Delaware Employer (Payroll & Withholding Tax) Registration Service
- Delaware Sales & Use Tax Registration Service
- Delaware Sales Tax Exemption
- Delaware Tax Exemption
Delaware State Licensing Agencies
Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Delaware that a business should check for business license requirements.
- Association of Professional Engineers
- Board of Landscape Architecture
- Department of Finance - Division of Revenue
- Department of Insurance
- Department of Labor
- Department of Labor - Division of Unemployment Insurance
- Department of State - Division of Corporations
- Division of Facilities Management - Asbestos Abatement Services
- Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Charitable Gaming
- Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Electrical Examiners
- Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Geologists
- Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Land Surveyors
- Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Examiners
- Division of Professional Regulation - Controlled Substance Advisory Committee
- Division of Professional Regulation - Council on Real Estate Appraisers
- Division of Professional Regulation - Real Estate Commission
- Division of Professional Regulation - State Board of Pharmacy
- Division of Professional Regulation: Board of Architects
- Division of Revenue (Charities info)
- Division of Water - Well Permits Branch
- Office of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner (O.A.B.C.C.)
- Public Service Commission
- State Board of Accountancy
- State Police - Professional Licensing Section
Delaware Local Business Licences
Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Delaware that a business should check for local business license requirements.
County / Parish
- Kent County
- New Castle County
- Sussex County
City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood
- Bethany Beach
- Camden Wyoming
- Delaware City
- Dover Air Force Base
- Fenwick Island
- Little Creek
- Long Neck
- New Castle
- North Star
- Ocean View
- Pike Creek
- Rehoboth Beach
- Saint Georges
- Wilmington Manor