Mississippi Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Mississippi.

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

Mississippi General Business Licenses

Mississippi Business License

Not required



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

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

Local General Business Licenses

City of Biloxi Business License

Agency:City of Biloxi Planning Division (MS)
Law:

Code of Ordinances

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Instructions:
  1. To recieve a business license application, applicants must first fill out the application for a Certificate of Occupancy
  2. Once the Certifciate of Occupancy has been mailed in and approved, the applicant must file for a business license in person. 
Filing Method:

In person 

Agency Fee:

Determined by business type

Law:

Chapter 12 - Licenses and Business Regulations

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Determined by business type. 

Due:
  • Annually by the last day of the month in which the license was issued. 
  • The effective date of the renewed license shall begin on the first day of the month following the month of issue by one year, regardless of when the renewal is approved by the director of community development.

City of Ocean Springs Business / Privilege License

Agency:City of Ocean Springs (MS)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

New Business Licenses are prorated based on the month opened. City Clerk’s Office will determine price when the application is completed.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Registration Application Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Fee is determined by business type. Call City Hall to the amount due. 228-875-4236

Due:

Annually by September 30. 

Gulfport Privilege License

Agency:City of Gulfport General Finance (MS)

Initial Registration

Form:

Privilege License Application

Agency Fee:

Fee depends on business type. Applicant must go in person to the Gulfport City Clerk's office to apply and they will calculate license fee.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal form is sent 1-2 months before September 30.

Agency Fee:

A calculated fee is on the renewal form mailed annually.

Due:

Annually by September 30.

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