Pennsylvania Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Pennsylvania licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Pennsylvania-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Pennsylvania State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Pennsylvania that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Architects Licensure Board
  • Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Auctioneer Examiners
  • Board of Barber Examiners
  • Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers
  • Board of Chiropractic
  • Board of Cosmetology
  • Board of Crane Operators
  • Board of Dentistry
  • Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Board of Funeral Directors
  • Board of Landscape Architects
  • Board of Massage Therapy
  • Board of Medicine
  • Board of Nursing
  • Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure
  • Board of Optometry
  • Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Board of Physical Therapy
  • Board of Podiatry
  • Board of Psychology
  • Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
  • Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers, and Salespersons
  • Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Health - Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics Program
  • Department of Labor & Industry - Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety
  • Department of Labor & Industry - Lead Occupations
  • Department of Labor and Industry - Office of Unemployment Compensation
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of State - Bureau of Charitable Organizations
  • Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
  • Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
  • Department of State - Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
  • Department of State - Real Estate Commission
  • Insurance Department
  • Navigation Commission for the Delaware River and Its Navigable Tributaries
  • Office of the Attorney General - Bureau of Consumer Protection
  • Public Utility Commission
  • Real Estate Commission
  • Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists

Pennsylvania Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Pennsylvania that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Adams County
  • Allegheny County
  • Armstrong County
  • Beaver County
  • Bedford County
  • Berks County
  • Blair County
  • Bradford County
  • Bucks County
  • Butler County
  • Cambria County
  • Cameron County
  • Carbon County
  • Centre County
  • Chester County
  • Clarion County
  • Clearfield County
  • Clinton County
  • Columbia County
  • Crawford County
  • Cumberland County
  • Dauphin County
  • Delaware County
  • Elk County
  • Erie County
  • Fayette County
  • Forest County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Greene County
  • Huntingdon County
  • Indiana County
  • Jefferson County
  • Juniata County
  • Lackawanna County
  • Lancaster County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lebanon County
  • Lehigh County
  • Luzerne County
  • Lycoming County
  • McKean County
  • Mercer County
  • Mifflin County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Montour County
  • Northampton County
  • Northumberland County
  • Perry County
  • Philadelphia County
  • Pike County
  • Potter County
  • Schuylkill County
  • Snyder County
  • Somerset County
  • Sullivan County
  • Susquehanna County
  • Tioga County
  • Union County
  • Venango County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Westmoreland County
  • Wyoming County
  • York County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Aaronsburg
  • Abington
  • Acme
  • Adamsburg
  • Adamstown
  • Addison
  • Akron
  • Albion
  • Aldan
  • Aleppo
  • Aliquippa
  • Allentown
  • Allison Park
  • Altoona
  • Ambler
  • Ambridge
  • Amity Gardens
  • Anita
  • Annville
  • Apollo
  • Archbald
  • Arcola
  • Ardmore
  • Arlington Heights
  • Ashland
  • Aston
  • Aston
  • Atglen
  • Athens
  • Auburn
  • Audubon
  • Aultman
  • Avondale
  • Baden
  • Baidland
  • Bala Cynwyd
  • Baldwin
  • Bangor
  • Barnesville
  • Barto
  • Bartonsville
  • Bath
  • Beaver
  • Beaver Falls
  • Beavertown
  • Bechtelsville
  • Bedford
  • Bedminster
  • Bellefonte
  • Belleville
  • Bellevue
  • Bellwood
  • Bendersville
  • Bensalem
  • Bentleyville
  • Benton
  • Berlin
  • Bernville
  • Berwick
  • Berwyn
  • Bessemer
  • Bethel
  • Bethel Park
  • Bethlehem
  • Big Beaver
  • Bigler
  • Biglerville
  • Birdsboro
  • Blain
  • Blairsville
  • Blandon
  • Blooming Glen
  • Bloomsburg
  • Blue Ball
  • Blue Bell
  • Boalsburg
  • Bobtown
  • Boiling Springs
  • Boothwyn
  • Boswell
  • Bovard
  • Boyertown
  • Brackenridge
  • Braddock
  • Bradford
  • Branchton
  • Breezewood
  • Breinigsville
  • Brentwood
  • Bressler-Enhaut-Oberlin
  • Bridgeport
  • Bridgeville
  • Bristol
  • Brittany Farms-Highlands
  • Broad Top City
  • Brockport
  • Brockway
  • Brodheadsville
  • Brookhaven
  • Brookville
  • Broomall
  • Brownsville
  • Bryn Athyn
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Buffalo Mills
  • Burgettstown
  • Burnham
  • Butler
  • Byrnedale
  • Cairnbrook
  • California
  • Cambridge Springs
  • Camp Hill
  • Campbelltown
  • Canadensis
  • Canonsburg
  • Canton
  • Carbondale
  • Carlisle
  • Carmichaels
  • Carnegie
  • Carrolltown
  • Carversville
  • Catasauqua
  • Catawissa
  • Cecil-Bishop
  • Center Valley
  • Central City
  • Centre Hall
  • Chadds Ford
  • Chalfont
  • Chambersburg
  • Champion
  • Charleroi
  • Cheltenham
  • Chester
  • Chester Heights
  • Chester Springs
  • Chesterbrook
  • Cheswick
  • Cheyney
  • Chicora
  • Christiana
  • Churchville
  • Clairton
  • Clarion
  • Clarks Summit
  • Claysburg
  • Claysville
  • Clearfield
  • Clifton Heights
  • Clinton
  • Clymer
  • Coal Center
  • Coal Township
  • Coatesville
  • Cocolamus
  • Collegeville
  • Colmar
  • Colonial Park
  • Columbia
  • Columbus
  • Commodore
  • Concordville
  • Conestoga
  • Confluence
  • Conneaut Lakeshore
  • Connellsville
  • Connoquenessing
  • Conshohocken
  • Conyngham
  • Coopersburg
  • Cooperstown
  • Coplay
  • Coraopolis
  • Cornwall
  • Cornwells Heights-Eddington
  • Corry
  • Coudersport
  • Crafton
  • Cranberry
  • Cranberry Township
  • Cranesville
  • Cresco
  • Cressona
  • Crown
  • Croydon
  • Crucible
  • Crum Lynne
  • Curllsville
  • Curtisville
  • Curwensville
  • Custer City
  • Dallas
  • Dallastown
  • Danboro
  • Danielsville
  • Danville
  • Darby
  • Darlington
  • Dauphin
  • Davidsville
  • Delaware Water Gap
  • Delmont
  • Denver
  • Derry
  • Devault
  • Devon
  • Dickson City
  • Dillsburg
  • Dimock
  • Donora
  • Douglassville
  • Dover
  • Downingtown
  • Doylestown
  • Dravosburg
  • Dresher
  • Drexel Hill
  • Dublin
  • DuBois
  • Duke Center
  • Duncannon
  • Duncansville
  • Dunmore
  • Duquesne
  • Duryea
  • Dushore
  • Eagleville
  • East Berlin
  • East Fallowfield Township
  • East Freedom
  • East Greenville
  • East Norriton
  • East Petersburg
  • East Pittsburgh
  • East Stroudsburg
  • East York
  • Easton
  • Ebensburg
  • Economy
  • Edinboro
  • Eighty Four
  • Eldred
  • Elizabeth
  • Elizabethtown
  • Elizabethville
  • Elkins Park
  • Elkland
  • Ellsworth
  • Ellwood City
  • Elverson
  • Elysburg
  • Emigsville
  • Emmaus
  • Emporium
  • Enola
  • Ephrata
  • Ephrata Township
  • Erie
  • Erwinna
  • Essington
  • Everett
  • Exeter
  • Export
  • Exton
  • Factoryville
  • Fairfield
  • Fairless Hills
  • Fairview
  • Fairview Village
  • Farrell
  • Fawn Grove
  • Fayette City
  • Feasterville-Trevose
  • Ferndale
  • Fishertown
  • Fleetwood
  • Flourtown
  • Flying Hills
  • Fogelsville
  • Folcroft
  • Folsom
  • Fombell
  • Ford City
  • Forest City
  • Forest Hills
  • Fort Indiantown Gap
  • Fort Loudon
  • Fort Washington
  • Fountain Hill
  • Fountainville
  • Fox Chapel
  • Foxburg
  • Frackville
  • Franconia
  • Franklin
  • Franklin Park
  • Frederick
  • Fredericksburg
  • Fredericktown
  • Freedom
  • Freeland
  • Freeport
  • Friedens
  • Fullerton
  • Gaines
  • Galeton
  • Gap
  • Gardners
  • Gastonville
  • Germansville
  • Gettysburg
  • Gibsonia
  • Gilbertsville
  • Gillett
  • Girard
  • Gladwyne
  • Glassport
  • Glen Mills
  • Glen Riddle
  • Glen Rock
  • Glenmoore
  • Glenolden
  • Glenshaw
  • Glenside
  • Goldsboro
  • Goodville
  • Gowen City
  • Gradyville
  • Grand Valley
  • Grantham
  • Grantley
  • Grantville
  • Gratz
  • Greencastle
  • Greensboro
  • Greensburg
  • Greenville
  • Grindstone
  • Grove City
  • Gwynedd
  • Gwynedd Valley
  • Hadley
  • Halifax
  • Hallam
  • Hamburg
  • Hampton Township
  • Hanover
  • Harleysville
  • Harmony
  • Harrisburg
  • Harrison Valley
  • Harveys Lake
  • Hastings
  • Hatboro
  • Hatfield
  • Haverford
  • Haverford
  • Havertown
  • Hawley
  • Hazleton
  • Hegins
  • Hellertown
  • Herminie
  • Hermitage
  • Herndon
  • Hershey
  • Hickory
  • Highspire
  • Hokendauqua
  • Holicong
  • Hollidaysburg
  • Hollsopple
  • Holmes
  • Homeacre
  • Homer City
  • Homestead
  • Honesdale
  • Honey Brook
  • Hookstown
  • Hop Bottom
  • Horsham
  • Houston
  • Houtzdale
  • Howard
  • Hummelstown
  • Hunker
  • Huntingdon
  • Huntingdon Valley
  • Huntington Mills
  • Hyde Park
  • Imperial
  • Indiana
  • Indianola
  • Industry
  • Intercourse
  • Irvine
  • Irwin
  • James City
  • Jamestown
  • Jamison
  • Jeannette
  • Jefferson
  • Jefferson Hills
  • Jenkintown
  • Jermyn
  • Jerome
  • Jersey Shore
  • Jessup
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Johnstown
  • Jones Mills
  • Jonestown
  • Kane
  • Karns City
  • Kemblesville
  • Kenilworth
  • Kennett Square
  • Kimberton
  • King of Prussia
  • Kingston
  • Kintnersville
  • Kinzers
  • Kittanning
  • Klingerstown
  • Knox
  • Kresgeville
  • Kulpsville
  • Kutztown
  • La Plume
  • Lafayette Hill
  • Lairdsville
  • Lake Ariel
  • Lake City
  • Lake Meade
  • Lampeter
  • Lancaster
  • Landenberg
  • Landisville
  • Langhorne
  • Lansdale
  • Lansdowne
  • Lansford
  • Laporte
  • Latrobe
  • Laureldale
  • Lawnton
  • Lawrence
  • Lawson Heights
  • Leacock-Leola-Bareville
  • Lebanon
  • Leechburg
  • Leesport
  • Leetsdale
  • Lehighton
  • Lehman
  • Lemont
  • Lemont Furnace
  • Lemoyne
  • Lenni
  • Leola
  • Levittown
  • Lewis Run
  • Lewisberry
  • Lewisburg
  • Lewistown
  • Ligonier
  • Lima
  • Lincoln
  • Lincoln University
  • Line Lexington
  • Linglestown
  • Lionville
  • Lionville
  • Lititz
  • Littlestown
  • Lock Haven
  • Loretto
  • Lower Allen
  • Lower Burrell
  • Loysburg
  • Loysville
  • Lykens
  • Lyndell
  • Macungie
  • Mahaffey
  • Mahanoy City
  • Mainesburg
  • Mainland
  • Malvern
  • Mammoth
  • Manchester
  • Manheim
  • Manor
  • Mansfield
  • Maple Glen
  • Marcus Hook
  • Marianna
  • Marienville
  • Marietta
  • Markleysburg
  • Marlin
  • Mars
  • Marysville
  • Masontown
  • Matamoras
  • McCandless
  • McConnellsburg
  • McDonald
  • McGovern
  • McKean
  • McKees Rocks
  • McKeesport
  • McMurray
  • McSherrystown
  • McVeytown
  • Meadowlands
  • Meadville
  • Mechanicsburg
  • Media
  • Mendenhall
  • Mercer
  • Mercersburg
  • Meridian
  • Merion Station
  • Mertztown
  • Meshoppen
  • Meyersdale
  • Middleburg
  • Middletown
  • Middletown
  • Midland
  • Mifflin
  • Mifflinburg
  • Mifflintown
  • Milanville
  • Milesburg
  • Milford
  • Mill Hall
  • Millersburg
  • Millersville
  • Millerton
  • Millheim
  • Millville
  • Milroy
  • Milton
  • Minisink Hills
  • Mohnton
  • Monaca
  • Monessen
  • Monongahela
  • Monroe
  • Monroeville
  • Mont Alto
  • Montgomery
  • Montgomeryville
  • Montoursville
  • Montrose
  • Moon
  • Moosic
  • Morgan
  • Morgantown
  • Morris
  • Morrisville
  • Moscow
  • Mount Carmel
  • Mount Cobb
  • Mount Holly Springs
  • Mount Joy
  • Mount Lebanon
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mount Pocono
  • Mount Union
  • Mount Wolf
  • Mountain Top
  • Mountainhome
  • Mountville
  • Muncy
  • Munhall
  • Murrysville
  • Myerstown
  • Nanticoke
  • Nanty-Glo
  • Narberth
  • Natrona Heights
  • Nazareth
  • Nesquehoning
  • Nether Providence Township
  • New Bedford
  • New Berlin
  • New Bethlehem
  • New Bloomfield
  • New Brighton
  • New Britain
  • New Castle
  • New Cumberland
  • New Enterprise
  • New Freedom
  • New Holland
  • New Hope
  • New Kensington
  • New Kingstown
  • New Milford
  • New Oxford
  • New Philadelphia
  • New Salem Borough
  • New Tripoli
  • New Wilmington
  • Newmanstown
  • Newport
  • Newtown
  • Newtown Grant
  • Newtown Square
  • Newville
  • Nicholson
  • Nixon
  • Norristown
  • North Belle Vernon
  • North East
  • North Versailles
  • North Wales
  • Northampton
  • Northern Cambria
  • Northumberland
  • Northwest Harborcreek
  • Norwood
  • Nottingham
  • O'Hara Township
  • Oak Ridge
  • Oakdale
  • Oakmont
  • Oaks
  • Oil City
  • Oley
  • Olyphant
  • Orangeville
  • Orbisonia
  • Orefield
  • Oreland
  • Orrtanna
  • Orwigsburg
  • Osceola Mills
  • Oxford
  • Palm
  • Palmer Heights
  • Palmerton
  • Palmyra
  • Paoli
  • Paradise
  • Park Forest Village
  • Parker
  • Parkesburg
  • Parkville
  • Patton
  • Paxinos
  • Paxtonia
  • Peach Bottom
  • Peach Glen
  • Peckville
  • Pen Argyl
  • Penn Hills
  • Penn Run
  • Penn Wynne
  • Penndel
  • Penns Park
  • Pennsburg
  • Perkasie
  • Perryopolis
  • Petersburg
  • Philadelphia
  • Philipsburg
  • Phoenixville
  • Pine Grove
  • Pipersville
  • Pittsburgh
  • Pittston
  • Pleasant Hills
  • Pleasantville
  • Plum
  • Plumsteadville
  • Plymouth
  • Plymouth Meeting
  • Pocono Lake
  • Pocono Manor
  • Pocono Pines
  • Pocopson
  • Port Allegany
  • Port Royal
  • Portage
  • Portersville
  • Pottersdale
  • Pottsgrove
  • Pottstown
  • Pottsville
  • Progress
  • Prospect Park
  • Punxsutawney
  • Quakertown
  • Quarryville
  • Railroad
  • Ralston
  • Reading
  • Rebuck
  • Rector
  • Red Hill
  • Red Lion
  • Reinholds
  • Reno
  • Renovo
  • Reynoldsville
  • Rheems
  • Richboro
  • Richfield
  • Richland
  • Ridgway
  • Ridley Park
  • Riegelsville
  • Rimersburg
  • Ringgold
  • Roaring Spring
  • Robesonia
  • Robinson Township
  • Rochester
  • Rockhill
  • Rockwood
  • Rome
  • Ross Township
  • Rowland
  • Royersford
  • Russellton
  • Rutherford
  • Sabinsville
  • Sacramento
  • Saegertown
  • Saint Clair
  • Saint Lawrence
  • Saint Marys
  • Saint Michael
  • Salford
  • Salunga-Landisville
  • Sanatoga
  • Sarver
  • Sassamansville
  • Saxonburg
  • Saxton
  • Sayre
  • Schlusser
  • Schnecksville
  • Schuylkill Haven
  • Schwenksville
  • Scotland
  • Scotrun
  • Scott Township
  • Scottdale
  • Scranton
  • Selinsgrove
  • Sellersville
  • Seneca
  • Seven Valleys
  • Sewickley
  • Shady Grove
  • Shamokin
  • Shamokin Dam
  • Shanksville
  • Shanor-Northvue
  • Sharon
  • Sharon Hill
  • Sharpsville
  • Shavertown
  • Shenandoah
  • Shickshinny
  • Shillington
  • Shiloh
  • Shinglehouse
  • Shippensburg
  • Shippenville
  • Shiremanstown
  • Shrewsbury
  • Sidman
  • Sinking Spring
  • Skippack
  • Skyline View
  • Slatington
  • Slickville
  • Sligo
  • Slippery Rock
  • Slovan
  • Smethport
  • Smoketown
  • Snow Shoe
  • Somerset
  • Souderton
  • South Canaan
  • South Mountain
  • South Park Township
  • Southampton
  • Southeastern
  • Spangler
  • Spartansburg
  • Spring Church
  • Spring City
  • Spring Grove
  • Spring House
  • Spring Mills
  • Springdale
  • Springfield
  • Springtown
  • Spry
  • Stahlstown
  • State College
  • Stewartstown
  • Stiles
  • Stockertown
  • Stoneboro
  • Stony Run
  • Stonybrook
  • Strasburg
  • Strattanville
  • Stroudsburg
  • Summerdale
  • Summit Hill
  • Sunbury
  • Susquehanna
  • Susquehanna Trails
  • Swarthmore
  • Swiftwater
  • Swissvale
  • Tamaqua
  • Tannersville
  • Tarentum
  • Telford
  • Temple
  • Thompsonville
  • Thorndale
  • Thornton
  • Tinicum Township
  • Tioga
  • Tionesta
  • Tipton
  • Titusville
  • Tobyhanna
  • Topton
  • Towanda
  • Tower City
  • Trafford
  • Transfer
  • Trappe
  • Trevorton
  • Trexlertown
  • Trooper
  • Trout Run
  • Troy
  • Trumbauersville
  • Tunkhannock
  • Turtle Creek
  • Tyrone
  • Union City
  • Uniontown
  • Unionville
  • University Park
  • Upper Black Eddy
  • Upper Darby
  • Upper Providence Township
  • Upper Saint Clair
  • Uwchlan
  • Valencia
  • Valley Forge
  • Valley Green
  • Valley View
  • Vandergrift
  • Venango
  • Venetia
  • Venus
  • Verona
  • Villanova
  • Vintondale
  • Wagontown
  • Wallaceton
  • Wallingford
  • Walnut Bottom
  • Wapwallopen
  • Warfordsburg
  • Warminster
  • Warren
  • Warrendale
  • Warrington Township
  • Warriors Mark
  • Washington
  • Washington Crossing
  • Waterfall
  • Waterford
  • Watsontown
  • Waymart
  • Wayne
  • Waynesboro
  • Waynesburg
  • Weatherly
  • Webster
  • Weigelstown
  • Wellsboro
  • Wernersville
  • West Chester
  • West Conshohocken
  • West Decatur
  • West Goshen
  • West Grove
  • West Middlesex
  • West Mifflin
  • West Newton
  • West Norriton
  • West Point
  • West Sunbury
  • Westfield
  • Westmont
  • Westover
  • Westtown
  • Wexford
  • White Haven
  • White Oak
  • Whitehall
  • Whitney
  • Wilkes-Barre
  • Wilkinsburg
  • Williamsburg
  • Williamsport
  • Williamstown
  • Willow Grove
  • Willow Hill
  • Willow Street
  • Wilmerding
  • Wilmore
  • Wind Gap
  • Wind Ridge
  • Windber
  • Womelsdorf
  • Woodbourne
  • Woodside
  • Worcester
  • Wormleysburg
  • Wrightsville
  • Wyalusing
  • Wycombe
  • Wyncote
  • Wyndmoor
  • Wynnewood
  • Wyoming
  • Wyomissing
  • Wysox
  • Yardley
  • York
  • York Haven
  • York Springs
  • Yorklyn
  • Youngstown
  • Youngsville
  • Youngwood
  • Yukon
  • Zelienople
  • Zieglerville
  • Zion
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