Salt Lake City


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

Ice Cream Truck Vendor

Per City Ordinance 5.64.520

You must apply for a business license. Ice Cream Truck Vendors must fill out a background form in addition to this packet. Email for more information.

Mobile Food Licenses

Please email for questions regarding Mobile Food Truck Licenses.

Sexually-Oriented Licenses

Agencies need to send in the Introduction Letter, Background Check, UT ID or UT Driver’s License for the worker to 

Solicitors License

Per City Ordinance 5.64 Solicitation

You must apply for a business license or be an employee under a business license. Solicitors must fill out a background form. Email for more information.

Single Events

Any Single Event held in Salt Lake City jurisdiction that requires a Local Consent from the Department of Alcohol and Beverage Service will need to apply for a Single Event Permit.

Below is a list of required forms that will need to be uploaded upon applying:

FEES are based on the type of local consent you have obtained from the Department of Alcohol and Beverage Services:

  • Special Event Beer Only – $290.00
  • Single Event – $321.00

Additional Applications and Forms

Background Checks

The following types of businesses require background checks:

Auctioneer Auction House Booting CD Exchange Computer Exchange
Date/Marriage Service Ice Cream Operator Pawnshops Sexually Oriented Business* Solicitors
Special Transportation Taxicab Companies Vending Cart    


  • 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.