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Federal Licenses/Permits

​If your business is involved in activities supervised and regulated by a federal agency, you may need to obtain a federal license.

The Small Business Administration also provides the following tips for maintaining a federal business license:

  • When signing up for a license, permit or registration, keep track of those that need to be renewed on a regular basis and keep a calendar of renewal dates.
  • Maintain a copy of all licensing applications and forms in your business records.
  • Make sure you follow rules for displaying your licenses or permits. Most states and localities require business to prominently display their business licenses so customers can see them.
  • If you are thinking of expanding your business by increasing the size of your building or launching a new product or service, you may need additional business licenses

Popular Industries Requiring a Federal License