UtahCounty.gov

The Official Website of Utah County Government

BUSINESS LICENSES

Location

51 South University Avenue
Suite 117
Provo, Utah 84601

Office Hours

8 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Friday
Closed on County Holidays

Important Phone Numbers

Business Info : 801-851-8242
Business Licensing Official : 801-851-8343
Fax : 801-851-8359
peggyk@utahcounty.gov

Thank you for your interest in locating your business in unincorporated Utah County. We wish you well as you pursue your desires toward a successful and prosperous business.

A valid Utah County business license is required for all businesses that are located within the unincorporated limits of Utah County. If your business base location is within a city, you must contact that city for a license.

A business license is the means whereby Utah County Government grants permission to engage is a business activity at a specific location within the County. The definition of a business means any enterprise carried on for the purpose of gain or economic profit, except for the acts of employees rendering services to employers.

A local license provides assurance that the business location is properly zoned for the activity being conducted. Licensing also verifies compliance with state and local codes. This helps ensure the well being of employees and citizens.

Utah County Database of Currently Licensed Businesses

  • Licensing Procedure
  • Fees
  • Renewals
  • Defining Code
  • Business Closure
  • Application Forms
  • Verity that the property associated with the business is within the unincorporated area of Utah County.
  • Complete a Business License Zone Clearance. Property tax serial number must be completed on the application. If the property is in the NC-1 (Commercial) or I-1(Industrial) Zones, include a site map showing all structures and parking. There is no fee required for this application. Submit to the Community Development office in person, by mail, fax, or email.
  • You will receive the results of the Business License Zone Clearance within 3 - 7 days.
    • If approved, a Business License application with fee will be included with the clearance results.
    • If conditionally approved, you will need to make the required corrections before submitting an application. Application will need to be requested at the time the corrections have been approved by the appropriate county office.
    • If disapproved, you will need to make the required corrections before submitting an application. Application will need to be requested at the time the corrections have been approved by the appropriate county office.
  • Ten (10) day processing time for the final approvals of the business license application. Business License applications can only be accepted with the required fee.

State of Utah requires businesses to receive the following as applicable for your specific business (contact the specific office for explanation and requirements) :

  • Federal Identification Number
  • Sales Tax number (specific to County location)
  • Copy of Professional/Occupational license
  • Registration with Utah Department of Commerce
  • Professional License (if required by the State of Utah)

Utah County Government current fee schedule and ordinance.

All licenses, unless expressly provided in the ordinance or code, shall be issued for one (1) year commencing July 1st of any year and expiring June 30th of the following year.

Renewal notices are mailed in June for the fiscal year (July 1st of the current year through June 30th of the following year).

Upon closure of your Utah County business, please notify the business licensing department. The notification needs to include the business name, location and last date of business activity.

Please notify the Utah County business license department using one of the following methods:

  • Email the business name, license number, address and date of closure to peggyk@utahcounty.gov
  • Send a letter which includes the business name, license number, address and date of closure to :

    Utah County Community Development
    Business Licensing
    51 S University Avenue Ste 117
    Provo, Utah 84601
  • Call our office at 801-851-8343