Last updated May 30, 2020
Business Licenses and Permits
How to form an LLC in Arkansas
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Arkansas.
Arkansas LLC costs:
State filing fee: $45 (one-time fee)
Annual fee: $150 (every year)
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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 here: http://www.arkansas.gov/government/agencies
Department of Finance and Administration
You can also look at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s FAQs section for more details on your business license and permit requirements: http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/Pages/businessServices.aspx
Occupational and Professional Licenses
Depending on our professional occupation, you may need specific state licensure:
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 (like IncFile) to do the research and prepare your applications.
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.
After you’ve researched and obtained the proper licenses and permits, you can then proceed to the next lesson: Taxes.