Business Licenses

Information for federal assistance programs

Governor Herbert announced an enhanced effort to connect Utah businesses with federal resources. That effort will be spearheaded by a Rapid Response Team composed of volunteers from The Utah Economic Response Task Force, World Trade Center Utah, and the SBA Utah District Office. That organization will be supporting the SBA as they respond to inquiries about and applications to new federal assistance in the CARES Act.

  • Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a cornerstone of aid offered to provide small business loans on favorable terms to borrowers impacted by the current state of economic uncertainty. The national demand for funding in this program will outstrip the supply, so it is imperative that businesses reach out to their banks this week to qualify for loans. Utah banks and credit unions are working around the clock to provide aid to small businesses.

The Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to provide vital economic support to small businesses to overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. All small business owners in Utah are eligible to apply for a low-interest loan.

The Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan provides short-term loans ($5,000 – $20,000) to businesses with 50 or fewer employees to bridge the gap until federal funding is disbursed. Applications for the first cycle of the Bridge Loan Fund are currently being evaluated. The next cycle for applications begins on April 13, 2020. 

If you have any questions about these different assistance programs, you’re encouraged to contact Utah’s Rapid Response Team for small businesses by either submitting questions to this URL (https://wtcutah.formstack.com/forms/rapid_response_team_intake) or contacting the SBA disaster assistance customer service center by phone (1-800-659-2955) or by email (disastercustomerservice@sba.gov). 

Business License Information

CLICK HERE TO APPLY AND PAY ONLINE. Scroll down the application list to Business License. If you have a professional license, please upload a copy with your application.
Please check our Use Chart, if your type of business has a box with a C, please file a conditional use application along with your business license application.

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, and a second penalty added on March 1.

There are two types of business licenses:
Home 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.

Contact Esther Cowley at 752-9441 ext. 203 for questions about business licensing.

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 located on the Maps and Forms page. The Zone abbreviations are listed across the top row of the Use Chart. Look down the column for the uses in that zone.