Tennessee Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Tennessee 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 Tennessee-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

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 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 for Licensing Contractors
  • Department of Commerce and Insurance: Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners
  • Department of Commerce and Insurance: Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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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