Last updated May 30, 2020
Business Licenses and Permits
How to form an LLC in Indiana
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Indiana.
Indiana LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $100 by mail or $95 online (one-time fee)
Business entity report: $50 by mail or $31 online (every 2 years)
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After you form your Indiana LLC, you’ll need to comply with local government (county and 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 Indiana.
Types of licenses & permits you may need in Indiana
Below are some license and permits examples:
- City 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 Indiana
Depending on your business, you may need licenses and permits at the city and/or county, level. You can contact your county/city directly or use some of the links below.
Specific Occupational Licenses
Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management
Indiana’s Department of Transportation
Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security
The Indiana Business Owner’s Guide also has links and contact details to the different agencies or boards you may need a permit and license from:
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 Indiana LLC, as well as the necessary application forms.
After you’ve researched and obtained the proper licenses and permits for your Indiana LLC, you can then proceed to the next lesson: Indiana LLC Taxes.