Last updated May 30, 2020
Business Licenses and Permits
Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Idaho.
Idaho LLC Costs:
Idaho LLC formation: $100
Idaho LLC annual report: $0
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After you form your Idaho LLC, you’ll need to comply with state and local government (county and/or city) 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 able to conduct business in Idaho.
Types of licenses & permits you may need in Idaho
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
Do it yourself in Idaho
Idaho Business License Wizard
The Idaho Business Wizard has a great online checklist to help you know what licenses and permits you need for your LLC: https://idahobizhelp.idaho.gov/BusinessWizard.aspx
Professional Licenses and Permits
The state website also contains information on how to renew your licenses, as well as links to the different licensing boards or agencies: https://www.idaho.gov/services/?s=professional%20license
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 Idaho LLC, as well as the necessary application forms.
After you’ve researched and obtained the proper licenses and permits for your Idaho LLC, you can then proceed to the next lesson: Idaho LLC Taxes.