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Index of State of Delaware Business Licenses and Registrations


County, City & Town Licensing and Permits

Which Municipal Licenses & Permits Do I Need?

Your principal business location and any additional sites where you provide sales and services in the State of Delaware will determine whether you need to obtain additional county, city, or town licenses or permits. Because each business is different, we encourage you to reach out to the appropriate County, City, and Town in which you plan to locate or conduct business.

Contact the appropriate County, City, or Town government using the list below as a starting point. Please note that some Delaware municipalities defer to their county governments for local approvals.

A Note About Federal Regulations
Some business types and industries are regulated by the federal government, and we encourage you to find out if your business needs Federal approvals. Please read “Federal Licenses and Permits” on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website.



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