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Last updated July 15, 2021

Nebraska LLC
Business Licenses and Permits

How to form an LLC in Nebraska
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Nebraska.

Detailed Lessons:

 

Nebraska LLC costs:
LLC formation: $105 (one-time fee)
Biennial report: $10 (every 2 years)

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After you form your Nebraska LLC, you need to comply with any 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 Nebraska.

Types of licenses & permits you may need in Nebraska

Below are some license and permit 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 Nebraska

Nebraska One-Stop Business Registration Information System
The Nebraska One-Stop Business Registration Information System is a useful interactive tool for those who want to know what business licenses and permits their LLC might need: https://www.nebraska.gov/osbr/index.cgi

Business Licensing Application and Renewal
The state also has a resources page you can access if you want to apply or renew your business licenses and permits: http://www.nebraska.gov/business/business-licensing/

Licensing Division
Nebraska’s Licensing Division oversees the business licensing and permit requirements for several occupations: http://www.sos.ne.gov/dyindex.html

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 (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 Nebraska LLC, as well as the necessary application forms.

Next Step

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

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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  1. Hi sir Iam try to have own business small business like cleaning mowing things like that so I want to know how to start or what I need to have permit from government to do so
    Thanks

    • Hi Thamir, you can operate as a Sole Proprietorship or an LLC. Those are the most common for small business owners. We’ve written about the pros and cons here: LLC vs Sole Proprietorship. Once you decide on that we recommend calling your city/town and checking on licensing requirements for mowing and cleaning. If you decide to form an LLC, it would be the LLC that gets the license or permit, and not you. Hope that helps.

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