Pennsylvania Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Pennsylvania.

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

Pennsylvania General Business Licenses

Pennsylvania Business License

Not required



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

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

Local General Business Licenses

Bucks County Business License

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

Registration Not Required

Not required



City of Allentown Out of City Business License

Agency:City of Allentown Revenue Department (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Out of City Business License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail. 

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee

Law:

City of Allentown Code

Registration Renewal

Form:

Out of City Business License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail. 

Agency Fee:

$35

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Montgomery Township Business Privilege License

Agency:Montgomery Township Finance Department (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

Fees are based on annual gross receipts; the minimum fee is $10.

Notes:

Contact the department for a license application.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees are based on annual gross receipts; the minimum fee is $10.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Philadelphia Commercial Activity License

Agency:City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Reading Business Privilege License

Agency:City of Reading Citizens' Service Center (PA)

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Privilege License Application

Agency Fee:

$55

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal notices will be mailed annually in early January.

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Township of Lower Merion Business License

Agency:Township of Lower Merion Finance Department (PA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Registration Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

An application only needs to be submitted if your business information has changed. If there has been no change, simply pay the fee to renew.

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