Kentucky Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Kentucky.

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

Kentucky General Business Licenses

Kentucky Business License

Not required



General Business License licensure is not required on the State level in Kentucky.

Kentucky does not have a general business license at the state level, but local licenses are often required.

Local General Business Licenses

Ashland Business Privilege License

Agency:City of Ashland Department of Finance (KY)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/6/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Privilege License Application

Agency Fee:

$100 if applying in January, February, or March; $75 if applying in April, May, or June; $50 if applying in July, August, or September; and $25 if applying in October, November, or December.

Notes:

The license fee can be paid online.

Fact Checked:8/6/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Notes:

The renewal fee can be paid online.

Fact Checked:8/6/20

Boone County Occupational License

Agency:Boone County Occupational Licensing Department (KY)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Occupational License/Payroll Tax Application

Agency Fee:

$25 application fee + license fee

Registration Renewal

Due:

Annually by December 31.

City of Bowling Green Business Registration

Agency:City of Bowling Green Office of Occupational License (KY)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

No renewal application - file for a business certificate with the Worchester City Clerk.

Agency Fee:

Fees depend on gross annual receipts

Due:

Annually by April 15.

Kenton County Occupational License

Agency:Kenton County County Treasury's Office (KY)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Kenton County and Cities Occupational License Application

Agency Fee:

$225 for county wide or $25 per city

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$225 for county wide or $25 per city

Due:

Annually by April 15.

Laurel County General Business License

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:7/16/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Application

Filing Method:

Paper

Fact Checked:7/16/20

Renewal Not Required

Fact Checked:7/16/20

Lexington Occupational License

Agency:City of Lexington Revenue (KY)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Permit (Occupational License) Application

Agency Fee:

$25 occupancy fee + $100 license fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by April 15.

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