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
You can register your business by contacting:
  • 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
You can register your business either in person or by mail. There is a $20 filing fee for a renewable 3-year registration for a D.B.A. Businesses that incorporate or form a limited liability company or limited partnership must file incorporating or organizing articles with a filing fee of $75.

Limited liability partner ships have a $20 filing fee - renewable each year.

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