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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Local General Business Licenses

Baton Rouge Occupational License

Agency:City of Baton Rouge Parish Finance Department - Revenue Division (LA)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

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.

Shreveport Occupational License

Agency:City of Shreveport Department of Finance (LA)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

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.

Learn about general business licensing requirements in other states:

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