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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Local General Business Licenses

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
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/15/20

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Reading Business Privilege License

Agency:City of Reading Citizens' Service Center (PA)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

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.

Learn about general business licensing requirements in other states:

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