Louisiana Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Louisiana.

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

Louisiana General Business Licenses

Louisiana Business License

Not required



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

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

Local General Business Licenses

Baton Rouge Occupational License

Agency:City of Baton Rouge Parish Finance Department - Revenue Division (LA)

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Registration Application Form

Agency Fee:

$50 for businesses that open between January 1-June 30 or $25 for businesses that open July 1-December 31.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Occupational license renewal applications will be mailed to you during the month of December.

Agency Fee:

Fee is based upon business activity within the city of Baton Rouge or within the Parish of East Baton Rouge during the previous year.

Due:

Annually by January 1.

Bossier City Occupational License

Agency:Bossier City Finance Department - Tax Division (LA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Tax Registration

Agency Fee:

Varies by gross annual receipts.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of Occupational License

Agency Fee:

Varies by gross annual receipts.

Due:

Licenses expire annually on December 31 and must be renewed by March 1.

City of Slidell Occupational License

More Information:

City of Slidell

Agency:City of Slidell Department of Finance (LA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Registration Renewal

Form:

City of Slidell Website

City of West Monroe Occupational License

Agency:City of West Monroe Business License Division (LA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Occupational License Application

Agency Fee:

Fees depend on gross receipts and occupation.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Occupational License Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Fees depend on gross receipts and occupation.

Due:

Annually

Lake Charles Occupational License

Agency:City of Lake Charles Finance Department (LA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Occupational License Tax Application

Agency Fee:

Varies by business services and gross receipts. See Tax Table for details.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Varies by business services and gross receipts. See Tax Table for details.

Due:

Annually by January 1.

Shreveport Occupational License

Agency:City of Shreveport Department of Finance (LA)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Business Application

Agency Fee:

Initial fee is $50 for the first 6 months of the year and $25 starting July 1st - except for professional classifications.

Registration Renewal

Form:

A tax notice is mailed annually in December/January.

Agency Fee:

The fee is the tax amount due which varies according to total gross receipts, fees or commissions from business done in Shreveport during the past year.

Due:

Annually by March 1.

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