Business Licenses

All commercial and home businesses must have a city issued business license to operate in Providence. Each license is good from January 1 through December 31. Yearly license renewals are due on January 1, late fees are added February 1, and a second penalty added on March 1.

Commercial vs. Home Occupation Licenses
If you are starting a business that operates from a location outside of your home, you will need to fill out a Commercial License application. If you will be operating a business from the same physical address as your home, you will need to submit a Home Occupation License application.

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 Use Chart. Look down the column for the uses in that zone.

Renewals and Applications

To RENEW a business license, please call us at (435) 752-9441.

For a NEW business license, 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. Also, 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.

Solicitor, Peddler, Transient, and Itinerant businesses require a separate application (see below):
Solicitor Registration Packet
Peddler, Transient or Itinerant Business License Application

Business License Specialist, Esther Cowley at (435) 752-9441