Tennessee Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General Tennessee Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your Tennessee construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in Tennessee. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in Tennessee. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

Tennessee Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in Tennessee today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in Tennessee. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in Tennessee, and across the US.


Tennessee Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


Tennessee Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


Tennessee Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


Tennessee State Licensing Agencies

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

  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Department of Commerce & Insurance - Fire Prevention/State Fire Marshal's Office
  • Department of Commerce & Insurance - Licensing & Regulations
  • Department of Commerce & Insurance - Professional Geologists Licensing Program
  • Department of Commerce & Insurance - Soil Scientists Licensing Program
  • Department of Commerce and Insurance
  • Department of Commerce and Insurance - Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission
  • Department of Commerce and Insurance - Real Estate Commission
  • Department of Commerce and Insurance - Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors
  • Department of Commerce and Insurance: Board for Licensing Contractors
  • Department of Commerce and Insurance: Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners
  • Department of Environment & Conservation - Asbestos Program
  • Department of Labor and Workforce
  • Department of Revenue
  • Public Utility Commission
  • Secretary of State - Division of Business Services
  • Secretary of State - Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming
  • State Board of Accountancy

Tennessee Local Business Licences

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

County / Parish

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  • Anderson County
  • Bedford County
  • Benton County
  • Bledsoe County
  • Blount County
  • Bradley County
  • Campbell County
  • Cannon County
  • Carroll County
  • Carter County
  • Cheatham County
  • Chester County
  • Claiborne County
  • Clay County
  • Cocke County
  • Coffee County
  • Crockett County
  • Cumberland County
  • Davidson County
  • Decatur County
  • DeKalb County
  • Dickson County
  • Dyer County
  • Fayette County
  • Fentress County
  • Franklin County
  • Gibson County
  • Giles County
  • Grainger County
  • Greene County
  • Grundy County
  • Hamblen County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hancock County
  • Hardeman County
  • Hardin County
  • Hawkins County
  • Haywood County
  • Henderson County
  • Henry County
  • Hickman County
  • Houston County
  • Humphreys County
  • Jackson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Johnson County
  • Knox County
  • Lake County
  • Lauderdale County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lewis County
  • Lincoln County
  • Loudon County
  • Macon County
  • Madison County
  • Marion County
  • Marshall County
  • Maury County
  • McMinn County
  • McNairy County
  • Meigs County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Moore County
  • Morgan County
  • Obion County
  • Overton County
  • Perry County
  • Pickett County
  • Polk County
  • Putnam County
  • Rhea County
  • Roane County
  • Robertson County
  • Rutherford County
  • Scott County
  • Sequatchie County
  • Sevier County
  • Shelby County
  • Smith County
  • Stewart County
  • Sullivan County
  • Sumner County
  • Tipton County
  • Trousdale County
  • Unicoi County
  • Union County
  • Van Buren County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Weakley County
  • White County
  • Williamson County
  • Wilson County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

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  • Adamsville
  • Alamo
  • Alcoa
  • Alexandria
  • Altamont
  • Andersonville
  • Antioch
  • Arlington
  • Arnold Air Force Base
  • Ashland City
  • Athens
  • Atoka
  • Atwood
  • Bartlett
  • Baxter
  • Belfast
  • Bells
  • Benton
  • Bethpage
  • Big Sandy
  • Blountville
  • Bluff City
  • Bolivar
  • Bon Aqua
  • Bradford
  • Brentwood
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Brownsville
  • Bruceton
  • Bulls Gap
  • Burns
  • Butler
  • Byrdstown
  • Camden
  • Carthage
  • Celina
  • Centerville
  • Chapel Hill
  • Chapmansboro
  • Chattanooga
  • Church Hill
  • Clarksburg
  • Clarksville
  • Cleveland
  • Clinton
  • Coalfield
  • Coalmont
  • Collegedale
  • Collierville
  • Columbia
  • Cookeville
  • Copperhill
  • Cordova
  • Cornersville
  • Corryton
  • Cosby
  • Cottontown
  • Counce
  • Covington
  • Cowan
  • Crab Orchard
  • Crossville
  • Crump
  • Dandridge
  • Dayton
  • Decatur
  • Decherd
  • Dickson
  • Dover
  • Doyle
  • Dresden
  • Drummonds
  • Ducktown
  • Dunlap
  • Dyer
  • Dyersburg
  • Eads
  • East Ridge
  • Elizabethton
  • Elkton
  • Erin
  • Erwin
  • Estill Springs
  • Evensville
  • Fairview
  • Farragut
  • Fayetteville
  • Finger
  • Franklin
  • Friendship
  • Friendsville
  • Gadsden
  • Gainesboro
  • Gallatin
  • Gallaway
  • Gatlinburg
  • Georgetown
  • Germantown
  • Gibson
  • Gleason
  • Goodlettsville
  • Graysville
  • Greenback
  • Greenbrier
  • Greeneville
  • Hampton
  • Harriman
  • Harrogate
  • Hartsville
  • Heiskell
  • Helenwood
  • Henderson
  • Hendersonville
  • Henning
  • Henry
  • Hermitage
  • Hillsboro
  • Hixson
  • Hohenwald
  • Holladay
  • Hornbeak
  • Humboldt
  • Huntingdon
  • Huntland
  • Huntsville
  • Jacksboro
  • Jackson
  • Jamestown
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson City
  • Jellico
  • Johnson City
  • Jonesborough
  • Kingsport
  • Kingston
  • Kingston Springs
  • Knoxville
  • Kodak
  • Kyles Ford
  • La Vergne
  • Lafayette
  • LaFollette
  • Lakeland
  • Lancaster
  • Lawrenceburg
  • Lebanon
  • Lenoir City
  • Lewisburg
  • Lexington
  • Limestone
  • Linden
  • Livingston
  • Loretto
  • Loudon
  • Louisville
  • Lowland
  • Lyles
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynnville
  • Madison
  • Madisonville
  • Manchester
  • Martin
  • Maryville
  • Mascot
  • Maury City
  • Maynardville
  • McEwen
  • McKenzie
  • McMinnville
  • Medina
  • Memphis
  • Midway
  • Milan
  • Millington
  • Minor Hill
  • Monteagle
  • Monterey
  • Morrison
  • Morristown
  • Moss
  • Mount Juliet
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mountain City
  • Munford
  • Murfreesboro
  • Nashville
  • New Johnsonville
  • New Market
  • Newbern
  • Newport
  • Nolensville
  • Norris
  • Oak Hill
  • Oak Ridge
  • Oakdale
  • Oakland
  • Old Fort
  • Old Hickory
  • Oliver Springs
  • Oneida
  • Ooltewah
  • Orlinda
  • Palmer
  • Palmyra
  • Paris
  • Parsons
  • Pelham
  • Petersburg
  • Pickwick Landing Dam
  • Pigeon Forge
  • Pikeville
  • Piney Flats
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Pleasant View
  • Portland
  • Powell
  • Pulaski
  • Red Bank
  • Red Boiling Springs
  • Ripley
  • Rock Island
  • Rockford
  • Rockvale
  • Rockwood
  • Rocky Top
  • Rogersville
  • Rutherford
  • Rutledge
  • Sale Creek
  • Savannah
  • Selmer
  • Sevierville
  • Sewanee
  • Seymour
  • Shelbyville
  • Signal Mountain
  • Smithville
  • Smyrna
  • Soddy-Daisy
  • Somerville
  • South Fulton
  • South Pittsburg
  • Sparta
  • Spring Hill
  • Springfield
  • Summertown
  • Summitville
  • Sunbright
  • Surgoinsville
  • Sweetwater
  • Talbott
  • Tazewell
  • Tellico Plains
  • Tennessee Ridge
  • Tiptonville
  • Townsend
  • Tracy City
  • Trenton
  • Troy
  • Tullahoma
  • Turtletown
  • Unicoi
  • Union City
  • Vonore
  • Walling
  • Wartburg
  • Waverly
  • Waynesboro
  • Westmoreland
  • White House
  • Whites Creek
  • Whiteville
  • Winchester
  • Winfield
  • Woodbury
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