Texas Business Licenses

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

General Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

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

Licensing Resources

Texas Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in Texas 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 Texas. 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 Texas, and across the US.


Texas 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.


Texas 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.


Texas Tax Filings

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


Texas State Licensing Agencies

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

  • Public Utility Commission of
  • Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division
  • Board of Architectural Examiners: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects
  • Board of Professional Engineers
  • Board of Professional Land Surveying
  • Comptroller
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Licensing and Regulation
  • Department of Licensing and Regulation - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Program
  • Department of Licensing and Regulation - Electricians Program
  • Department of Licensing and Regulation - Elevators Program
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of State Health Services - Asbestos Program
  • Department of State Health Services - Drug and Medical Devices Group
  • Department of State Health Services - Pseudoephedrine Retail Certificate of Authority Program
  • Lottery - Charitable Bingo Operations Division
  • Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner
  • Real Estate Commission
  • Secretary of State - Corporations Section
  • Secretary of State - Registrations Unit
  • State Board of Pharmacy
  • State Board of Plumbing Examiners
  • State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Workforce Commission

Texas Local Business Licences

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

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