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How do I get a business license?

If you live in Tooele City, or have a business location in Tooele City, you must fill out a business license application.  You can access the form here or fill it out at the Tooele City Recorder’s Office (90 N. Main St.).   Please bring with you the following paperwork: 

    1. Business License Application
    2. Driver’s License  – the application needs to be notarized
    3. Proof of registration with the state of Utah (see “Where do I register my business name?)
    4. Your sales tax number (see “Where do I obtain a sales tax number?”)

 

Who must license their business?

By law, all businesses are required to be licensed with the local municipality in which they are doing business. General standards exist for licensing, but each city and county also have unique requirements and procedures. It is best to contact the city or county office you live or will be working in to know the exact standards that are set for licensing.  If you live in Tooele City, or want to do business in Tooele City, contact the City Recorder’s Office at (435) 843-2110, or lisac@tooelecity.org

If you live in Stansbury, Lake Point, Erda or other unincorporated areas of Tooele County, you fall under Tooele County’s jurisdiction and would need to contact the Tooele County Clerk’s Office for business licensing at (435) 843-3140 or http://www.co.tooele.ut.us/clerk.htm.  If you live in a city other than Tooele, please contact that city about their licensing requirements.  Thank you.

 

How long does it take to receive a business license?

Most general business licenses in the City can be issued within 3-4 business days unless a building permit is required.  If a building permit is required, then it could take longer depending on the work that is required to occupy the building/space.

A general “home occupation” (no public at the home) license would be approved by:
Building & Zoning 435.843.2130 (for questions)

For Commercial (including Food)/Industrial type businesses the license would be approved by:

Building & Zoning 435.843.2130
Fire Department (if a Fire Inspection is needed the building Dept would contact them)
Wastewater 435.882.1952
Tooele County Health Department 435.277.2440 (Food, Massage, Tattoo, Daycares)

How much does it cost?

General business license fee = $40.00
Commercial licenses = additional $3 for each employee (whether part time or full time)

Business Licenses must be renewed each year.  Notices for renewal are sent out each December and must be renewed by the end of January each year.

Solicitors (Door-to-door) = $40 + $10 for each ID Badge (produced in the Recorder’s Office)

-          Proof of registration with the Utah State Department of Commerce:   toll free 877.526.3994
or http://www.commerce.utah.gov/

-           Proof of valid Drivers License, passport, or ID Card

-          Copy of Utah State criminal history (BCI or background check):  (801) 965-4446 or

-          3888 West 5400 South Taylorsville, Utah

Liquor/Beer license fee = $200 for first year & $100 to renew every year thereafter.  You would also need to contact the DABC (Department of Alcohol Beverage Control) for approval:  801.977.6800 or 1625 South 900 West Salt Lake City, UT 84104

 

Where do I register my business name?

At the Utah State Division of Corporations and Commercial Code One Stop online Business Registration Website:
http://www.business.utah.gov/registration  or  801.530.4849 or toll free at 877.526.3994
Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code
160 East 300 South, 2nd Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0801
There is a $22.00 filing fee. Businesses that are incorporated form a limited liability company or limited partnership must file incorporating or organizing articles. The fees vary. Please contact the Utah Division of Corporations.

Where do I obtain a sales tax number?

Contact the Utah State Tax Commission:

            http://tax.utah.gov/contact
210 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84134
Phone: 801.297.2200 or
Toll Free: 800.0662.4335
TDD: 801.297.2020
Fax: 801.297.7699
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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