Louisiana Business License

The Fastest Way to Get Your Louisiana Business License

Louisiana business licenses are not easy to understand, let alone obtain. Business Licenses, LLC is designed to cut through the clutter and help business owners understand their Louisiana state business license requirements.

April 23, 2020 Update: Needless to say, the Coronavirus has dramatically affected economic conditions in Louisiana and every other state too. Nevertheless, business owners are still filing for licenses and permits, authorities are still requiring them, and Business Licenses, LLC is still assisting customers with Business License Compliance Packages for Louisiana. Business Licenses, LLC’s partners are indeed sponsoring free BLCPs for many qualifying business owners.

December 10, 2020 Update: Louisiana is home to over 4.6 million people and more than 420,000 small businesses. Moreover, the state shows signs of significant growth in the years ahead. Louisiana processes business licenses for new enterprises at a fast clip, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bottleneck which can slow things down. Sales tax registrations in particular have created a persistent problem for some business owners.

At issue with sales tax registrations is the fact that many counties and local governments in Louisiana rely on Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS). Along with Alabama, they utilize this 3rd party service to collect and maintain all sales taxes for the state. There’s often no way to know if a sales tax license is required only at the state level, or if it’s required at the county and local level as well.

Explore Local Business License Requirements in Louisiana

Explore your local licensing authority requirements by clicking on your county in the list below. You can further drill down to your city to better understand all of your business license and permit requirements. Don't forget that if you're providing services in more than one jurisdiction in Louisiana, you will need to review your business license requirements in every city/county in which you're doing business.

How Many Business Licenses in Louisiana Do You Need?

The number of business licenses in Louisiana that you will need will depend upon a number of unique factors. Within which city/county will you operate your business? What business activities will you be conducting? How heavily regulated is your industry? Etc. To put it in perspective, we ran the following queries through our own business license research tool. Here are some authentic results:

A butcher in New Orleans, LA may require up to 16 business licenses and/or permits, including a state-specific Louisiana meat license.

An equipment rental business in Baton Rouge, LA may require up to 9 business licenses and/or permits, including a local Baton Rouge business license.

A book publishing business in Lafayette, LA may require up to 10 business licenses and/or permits, including a parish-specific Lafayette sales tax permit.

Get Requirements for Your Louisiana Business License

No matter how large or small your business is, Business Licenses, LLC can provide you with all you need to get a business license in Louisiana (LA). We also can provide you with the Louisiana state business license requirements that are specific to your industry.

Professional Help for Getting Business Licenses in Louisiana

Beyond discovering and comprehending requirements for how to get a business license in Louisiana (LA), many organizations spend valuable time on the application process itself. Business Licenses, LLC provides professional assistance for collecting all of your Louisiana business license requirements, filling in the paperwork, and submitting them to the proper authorities in Louisiana. A Business Licenses, LLC expert will talk with you and complete the Louisiana business license applications on your behalf, regardless of complexity. We will then submit your Louisiana business license applications online (wherever possible) or send you forms that are ready for you to sign, date, and drop in the mail.