Salt Lake City

Finance

P.O. Box 145451, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5451

Applications and Links

Photo Identification

Photo Identification: A copy of a government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s license, passport, or similar form of identification) must also be included in the application. If the applicant is a corporation or a partnership, the photo identification required herein shall be provided with respect to at least one officer of a corporation or member of a partnership.

Registered Agent: The application shall also include the name, address, and phone number of the registered agent for any corporation or licensee.

Professional Licenses: Documentation demonstrating the applicant possesses any professional licenses or certifications required to operate the business identified in the application.

Commercial and Home Licenses

Mobile Food Licenses

Please email business.license@slcgov.com for questions regarding Mobile Food Truck Licenses.

Sexually-Oriented Licenses

SOB Performers need to apply online at slc.gov then email the paperwork that the Agency supplies you to business.license@slcgov.com, if you have any questions; please email us.

Special Events

Single Event Applications can be applied for online at slc.gov, email the supporting documents to business.license@slcgov.com . The Applications need to be submitted no later than 18 business days before the event.

Additional Applications and Forms

Background Checks

The following types of businesses require background checks:

Alcohol Establishments Auctioneer Auction House Retail Beer Solicitors
CD Exchange Computer Exchange Date/Marriage Service Fireworks Ice Cream Operator
Pawnshops Mobile Food Trucks/Trailers Special Transportation Taxicab Companies Sexually Oriented Business*

*includes

  • Adult business
  • Nude dancers – agencies and individuals
  • Outcall/Escorts – agencies and individuals
  • Semi-nude dancers – agencies and individuals

The factors described below represent examples of circumstances that may disqualify an applicant from obtaining a business license. Disqualifying factors may vary due to the unique nature of certain license types.

  1. The applicant has pending charges or has been convicted of:
    1. felony homicide,
    2. physically abusing, sexually abusing, or exploiting a minor,
    3. the sale of distribution of controlled substances,
    4. sexual assault of any kind.
  2. The applicant has been convicted of any other felony within the last ten (10) years.
  3. The applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor within the past five (5) years involving a crime of:
    1. moral turpitude,
    2. violent or aggravated conduct involving persons or property.
  4. The applicant has an outstanding warrant from any jurisdiction.
  5. The applicant is currently subject to a protective order based on physical or sexual abuse issues by a court of competent jurisdiction.