Business Licenses

Contact Esther Cowley at 752-9441 ext. 203 to obtain a Business License.

Anyone operating a business in their home, or in a separate building, or an Internet business where the office is out of the residence needs a business license. Each license is good from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. New licenses are due on Jan. 1 with a late fee added February 1.

There are two types of business licenses:

  • home business: business located in the home
  • Commercial business: located in a Commercial zone

The license fee for commercial businesses is $50.00/year.

The license fee for home businesses is $25.00/year.

Click here to go to a Business License Application PDF file that you can print from the web.

CLICK HERE for 2011 IRS New Release for Small Businesses.

CLICK HERE for a list of Providence Businesses.

What uses are allowed in my neighborhood

Providence City Code Title 10 Zoning Regulations, Chapter 6 Use Regulations contains the Use Chart. To use the chart, find your area on the Zoning Map, the Zone abbreviations are listed across the top row of the chart. Look down the column for the uses in that zone.