Federal licenses If your business is involved in activities supervised and regulated by a federal agency, you may need to obtain a federal license.
Operational licenses Kentucky doesn't have a statewide business license that applies to all businesses, but certain types of businesses are required to have a special license or permit to legally operate. In some cases, more than one license may be required.
Environmental permits Environmental permits are required by federal, state and sometimes local governments to ensure that business and construction minimize potential impacts on human health and the environment. Many environmental programs require that facilities and operators obtain permits or authorizations prior to engaging in certain activities.
Local Many cities and counties require a local business license. To learn about your requirements in this area,
consult your local county and city government officials.
Local Occupational License Tax Form Database - Pursuant to
KRS 67.766, occupational license tax forms for each Kentucky taxing district that imposes such a tax are now available online.
For those licenses and registries administered by the Office of Occupations and Professions, a link to each board or registry at the
Office of Occupations and Professions provides access to applications and forms needed to apply for an occupational license, an online license renewal system and verification system, and laws and other information regarding requirements for licensing. These resources will assist persons planning to become licensed in various professions in Kentucky or wish to determine whether someone is already licensed.
Building and Zoning New business locations and business locations undergoing renovation may be subject to state building codes, local zoning requirements, and Americans with Disabilities Act public access requirements.