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Home Based Business Licensing Requirements

Due to Utah State Senate BIll 81, passed March 24, 2017, certain home based business ar no longer to be charged a license fee unless the combined offsite impact of the home based business and the primary residential use materially exceeds the offsite impact of the primary residential use alone.

Before submitting an application, please review the Provo City Code Chapters 14.41.050 for Minor and 14.41.060 for Major Home Occupations

If it is determined that you will be required to obtain a Home Based Business License there is a $37 fee.

To apply for a Provo City Business License you will need to fill out an application to be submitted online.

The following information will be required:

  • Business Name and Physical Location
  • Main business phone number and mailing address
  • Business Ownership Type (Corporation, Partnership, Proprietorship, LLC)
  • Number of Employees at location
  • Projected Opening Date and expected Business Hours
  • Nature of Business and Detailed description of business being conducted
  • Three (3) Emergency Contacts
  • Property Owner information
  • Federal Employee ID Number or Federal Tax ID Number

There may be additional information required, depending on the type of business you are applying for. This includes:

  • Type of Business (Home Based)
  • Kind of Business (Non-profit, Taxi, Restaurant, Mobile Food Truck, Towing, etc.)
  • State License Number and License Type
  • Permanent or Temporary Sales Tax Number
  • List of Corporate Officers and main business contact information
  • Copy of Professional/Occupational License
  • Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Questionnaire
  • Food Service Establishment Questionnaire

All applications are required to submit proof of active registration with the Utah Department of Commerce and a photocopy of the applicant's Picture ID.

Applicants should refer to the Commercial Business Licensing Requirements page for more information.

If you have any questions, please call Community Development at (801) 852-6400 or Provo311 Customer Service at 3-1-1 or (801) 852-6000. The FAQ page is also available to answer any questions you may have. Licensing & Permits FAQ »

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