Licenses and Permits

Helping Businesses Thrive and Grow

Online Resources

Regulatory Requirements Wizard – Helps you navigate the maze of state and federal regulatory requirements affecting businesses in Idaho, including information on licenses, permits, taxes, and business registration.

Idaho Secretary of State resources:

Business Entity Search – Search business names in Idaho to make sure that your business name is not already in use.

Certificate of Assumed Business Name (PDF)

Permit Me – This tool will help you find the licensing requirements for your business.

Professional Licensing – Obtain or renew your professional license in Idaho.

Local Permits – Your city or county government may require that you you apply for certain licenses or permits. Below are links to local government websites, for cities that do not have a website listed please contact your City Clerk for information about local permits.

Business Entity Type – Information about the different types of legal structures for a business.