Business License

All businesses operating in Utah must be registered with the Department of Commerce and licensed with a city or county in the state. The following information explains the benefits of registration and licensure and why and how a business should register and receive a license.

State Registrations

All businesses in Utah are required by law to register with the Utah Department of Commerce either as a DBA (Doing Business As), corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership. Businesses are also required to obtain a business license from the city or county in which they are located.

Why Businesses Are Required to Register

Registration is required so that a comprehensive state registry of all business and corporate information is available for public reference. This information is vital to an orderly legal system and marketplace. Without it, the public or other businesses may have no way of knowing the persons with whom they are doing business.

Where To Register Your Business Name

Register your business on line by visiting the website at:
Utah One Stop Shop Online Business Registration

For additional information you can contact:
  • The Utah State Tax Commission
    Ogden Branch Office
    2447 Lincoln Avenue
    Ogden, UT 84401
    Phone: 801-778-6550
  • Division of Corporations and Commercial Code
    Department of Commerce
    Heber M. Wells Building
    160 E 300 South
    P.O. Box 45801
    Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0801
    Phone: 801-530-4849

How to Register

Register your business online. Additional information and fees for registration are listed on the One Stop Online Business Registration FAQ page. 

City Application
Once you have completed your registration process with the State please submit application to the City.  City Business License Applications and Supplemental Forms are found at the link listed below. 

Business License Resources