Delaware Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

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.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your Delaware construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in Delaware. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in Delaware. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

Delaware Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in Delaware today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in Delaware. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in Delaware, and across the US.


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 Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


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

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  • Bear
  • Bellefonte
  • Bethany Beach
  • Bridgeville
  • Brookside
  • Camden Wyoming
  • Cheswold
  • Claymont
  • Clayton
  • Dagsboro
  • Delaware City
  • Delmar
  • Dover
  • Dover Air Force Base
  • Edgemoor
  • Elsmere
  • Felton
  • Fenwick Island
  • Frederica
  • Georgetown
  • Glasgow
  • Greenville
  • Greenwood
  • Harrington
  • Hartly
  • Hockessin
  • Houston
  • Kenton
  • Laurel
  • Lewes
  • Little Creek
  • Long Neck
  • Magnolia
  • Middletown
  • Milford
  • Millsboro
  • Milton
  • New Castle
  • Newark
  • Newport
  • North Star
  • Ocean View
  • Odessa
  • Pike Creek
  • Rehoboth Beach
  • Rockland
  • Saint Georges
  • Seaford
  • Selbyville
  • Smyrna
  • Townsend
  • Viola
  • Wilmington
  • Wilmington Manor
  • Winterthur
  • Woodside
  • Yorklyn
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