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After your Arkansas LLC is approved, you’ll need to comply with state and local government license and permit requirements.

Your requirements are determined by the industry you are in and where your business is located.

Not complying with license and permit requirements is risky and can result in penalties and fines, or worse, not being allowed to conduct business in Arkansas.

Types of licenses & permits you may need in Arkansas

Below are some license and permits examples:

  • Business licenses/tax permits
  • Building permit
  • Health permit
  • Occupational permit
  • Signage permit
  • Alarm permit
  • Zoning permit
  • Alcohol & tobacco permit
  • Liquor license
  • Sales and use tax permit
  • Seller/reseller permit

A lot of the rules and regulations for Arkansas LLCs are dictated at the county and city level.

City and County-Level Regulations
You may be required to apply for permits and licenses from your local government (e.g., city or county). Every city and county has has different requirements. You can find and contact your county through the Association of Arkansas Counties.

Department of Finance and Administration
You can also look at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s website for more details on your business license and permit requirements. They have also published a Guide to Starting a New Business.

Occupational and Professional Licenses
Depending on our professional occupation, you may need specific state licensure.

Our Recommendation

There are nearly 20,000 licensing and permit jurisdictions in the United States and each has its own rules and regulations.

If you want to save time, we recommend hiring a professional service company IncFile to do the research for you.

They will provide you with a comprehensive package of all the licenses, permits and tax registrations required for your Arkansas LLC, as well as the necessary application forms.

Next Step

After you’ve researched and obtained the proper licenses and permits, you can then proceed to the next lesson: Taxes.

Matt Horwitz
Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Matt Horwitz has been the leading expert on LLC education for the past decade. He founded LLC University in 2010 after realizing people needed simple and actionable instructions to start an LLC that other companies weren't offering. He's cited by Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and the US Chamber of Commerce, and was featured by CNBC and InventRight.
 
Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in business from Drexel University with a concentration in business law. He performs extensive research and analysis to convert state laws into simple instructions anyone can follow to form their LLC - all for free! Read more about Matt Horwitz and LLC University.

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