In Arkansas, a business must meet various requirements determined by the city, county, state, and federal governments in order to operate legally in the state. Several state agencies administer licensing for various businesses and professions. Business privilege licenses are generally issued at the local level. Arkansas also requires all corporations, LLCs, banks, and insurance companies registered in the state to pay an annual franchise tax, which is due before May 1.

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  • Business licenses by industry
  • Business licenses by county

When doing business in Arkansas, it is important to meet all license, permit, and registration requirements. Various state agencies oversee licensing for regulated industries and business activities. Most cities and counties require a privilege or business license. Keep in mind that license and permit requirements can vary for each city or county in which you do business. To learn more about the specific registration and licensing requirements in Arkansas, click on the Arkansas industry or county tabs for more information or to order the proper forms.

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  • Appraisal Management Company

    License Type:
    Arkansas Appraisal Management Company License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $500 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $500 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Architectural Firm

    License Type:
    Arkansas Architectural Firm License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas State Board of Architects

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $250 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $250 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Cannabis Medical

    License Type:
    Arkansas Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $15,000 application fee*

    Other Requirements:
    $200,000 surety bond, proof of at least $100,000 in liquid assets

    Notes:
    No more than 40 Arkansas dispensary licenses shall be awarded within the 8 dispensary zones. To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Alaska requires an application, a $15,000 application fee*, $200,000 surety bond*, proof of at least $100,000 in liquid assets, and extensive supporting documentation.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Charitable Solicitation Registration

    License Type:
    Arkansas Charitable Solicitation Registration

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Office of the Attorney General's Charities Division

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals/Reports

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals/reports.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State's office.
  • Collection Agency

    License Type:
    Arkansas Collection Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas State Board of Collection Agencies

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $125 agency fee *, $20 manager fee *, surety bond

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, fees starting at $145*, a surety bond, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated. An additional $20 fee per Collector/Solicitor may apply.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the AR Secretary of State and/or obtaining an Operator/Manager License.
  • Commercial Painter

    License Type:
    Arkansas Commercial Painter License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $100 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Compounding Pharmacy

    License Type:
    Arkansas Compounding Pharmacy License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Board of Pharmacy

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $300 or $450 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $300 or $450 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Cosmetology

    License Type:
    Arkansas Cosmetology License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Department of Health's Cosmetology Section

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $100 one-time fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Debt Management

    The State of Arkansas does not require a Debt Management License at the state level. However, if your business is providing debt management services in Arkansas, you may be required obtain licensing at the local level or comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

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  • Durable Medical Equipment

    License Type:
    Arkansas Durable Medical Equipment License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Board of Pharmacy

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $250 to $350 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $250 to $350 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is dependent upon the amount of assets and revenue.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Electrical Contractor

    License Type:
    Arkansas Electrical Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $100 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Employment Agency

    License Type:
    Arkansas Employment Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Department of Labor

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $250 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $250 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Energy Broker

    The State of Arkansas (AR) does not require an Energy Broker Business License at the state level. However, if your business is providing energy brokering services in Arkansas, you may still be required to comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Engineering Firm

    License Type:
    Arkansas Engineering Firm License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $150 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $150 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the AR Secretary of State and/or obtaining Arkansas Professional Engineer Licenses for certain individuals in your firm.
  • Fertilizer

    License Type:
    Arkansas Fertilizer License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas State Plant Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $50 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $50 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Fertilizer Product Registration

    License Type:
    Arkansas Fertilizer Product Registration

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas State Plant Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $25 per product *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $25 per product fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Franchise Registration

    The State of Arkansas (AR) does not require Franchise Registration. However, if your business is operating a franchise in Arkansas, you may still be required to comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • General Contractor

    License Type:
    Arkansas General Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $100 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the AR Secretary of State and/or passing an examination.
    Arkansas has reciprocity with Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. This means that if you are already licensed in one of these reciprocal states, you may be able to waive the Trade Examination requirement in Arkansas.
  • Hemp Food Establishment Permit

    License Type:
    Arkansas Home Health Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Health Facility Services

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1000 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $1,000 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Home Health Agency

    License Type:
    Arkansas Home Health Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Health Facility Services

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1000 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $1,000 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Home Improvement Contractor

    License Type:
    Arkansas Home Improvement Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Contractor's Licensing Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $50 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $50 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • HVAC Contractor

    License Type:
    Arkansas HVAC Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Contractors' Licensing Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $155 to $300 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $155 to $300 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Insurance Agency

    License Type:
    Arkansas Insurance Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Insurance Department

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $50 to $70 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $50 to $70 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is dependent upon your home state. An additional convenience fee may apply if filing online.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State and/or obtaining an individual agent/broker license.
  • Mail-Order Pharmacy

    License Type:
    Arkansas Mail-Order Pharmacy License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Board of Pharmacy

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $750 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $750 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated. An additional Control Substances Registration fee may apply.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State and/or getting your pharmacist-in-charge licensed.
  • Manufactured Home Dealer

    License Type:
    Arkansas Manufactured Home Dealer License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Manufactured Home Commission

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1500 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $1,500 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Manufactured Home Installer

    License Type:
    Arkansas Manufactured Home Installer License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Manufactured Home Commission

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $2750 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $2,750 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Manufactured Home Manufacturer

    License Type:
    Arkansas Manufactured Home Manufacturer License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Manufactured Home Commission

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $2000 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $2,000 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Money Transmitter

    License Type:
    Arkansas Money Transmitter License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Securities Department

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $2250 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $2,250 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Mortgage Broker

    License Type:
    Arkansas Mortgage Broker License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Securities Department

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $750 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $750 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may including registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Mortgage Lender

    License Type:
    Arkansas Mortgage Lender License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Securities Department

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $750 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $750 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may including registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Pawnbroker

    The State of Arkansas (AR) does not require a Pawnbroker License at the state level. However, if your business is operating a pawnshop in Arkansas, you may be required to obtain Pawnbroker License at the local level or comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, email contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Payday Lender

    The State of Arkansas (AR) does not require a Payday Lender Business License. However, if your business is providing payday loans in Arkansas, you may still be required to comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Pesticide Product Registration

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas State Plant Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $300 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $300 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is per product registered.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Pet Shop

    License Type:
    Arkansas Pet Shop License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Department of Health

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $100 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Pharmacy

    License Type:
    Arkansas Pharmacy License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Board of Pharmacy

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $300 to $450 *, an inspection

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $300 to $450 fee*, an inspection, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is dependent upon date of application. An additional Controlled Substance Registration fee may apply.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the AR Secretary of State and licensing your Pharmacist-in-Charge.
  • Plumbing Contractor

    License Type:
    Arkansas Plumbing Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $100 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Private Investigation Agency

    License Type:
    Arkansas Private Investigation Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas State Police

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $635 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $635 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Private Security

    License Type:
    Arkansas Private Security License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas State Police

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $635 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $635 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State and/or applying for individual guard license.
  • Professional Engineer

    License Type:
    Arkansas Professional Engineer License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $175 to $300 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $175 to $300 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is dependent upon method of licensure.
    **Prerequisites may including registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Residential Painter

    License Type:
    Arkansas Residential Painter License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $100 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Roofing Contractor

    License Type:
    Arkansas Roofing Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $100 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Sales Tax ID

    License Type:
    Arkansas Sales Tax ID

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $50 *

    Other Requirements:
    Tax Returns

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, $50 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and tax returns.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Secondhand Dealer

    The State of Arkansas (AR) does not require a Secondhand Dealer License. However, if your business is dealing in secondhand goods in Arkansas, you may still be required to comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level. If you are unsure about whether your business needs to be licensed, contact CT Corporation to consult a licensing specialist.

  • Solar Contractor

    License Type:
    Arkansas Solar Contractor License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $100 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $100 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Staff Leasing Agency

    License Type:
    Arkansas Staff Leasing Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Insurance Department's Property and Casualty Division

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $1000 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $1,000 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Talent Agency

    License Type:
    Arkansas Talent Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Department of Labor

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $250 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $250 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Tattoo Parlor

    License Type:
    Arkansas Tattoo Parlor License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Department of Health

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $150 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $150 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Telemarketing

    License Type:
    Arkansas Telemarketing License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Office of the Attorney General

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $200 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $200 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Title Agency

    License Type:
    Arkansas Title Agency License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Insurance Department

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $250 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $250 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may including registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Tobacco Retail

    License Type:
    Arkansas Tobacco Retail License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Tobacco Control Board

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $20 to $30 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $20 to $30 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated and is dependent on the date of application.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State and/or obtaining a Sales Tax ID.
  • Tobacco Wholesale

    License Type:
    Arkansas Tobacco Wholesale License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Tobacco Control

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $500 *

    Other Requirements:
    Annual Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $500 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and annual renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Unemployment Tax ID

    License Type:
    Arkansas Unemployment Tax ID

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

    Other Requirements:
    Tax Returns

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, extensive supporting documentation, and tax returns.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Wholesale Drug Distributor

    License Type:
    Arkansas Wholesale Drug Distributor License

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy

    Jurisdiction Filing Fees:
    $300 or $450 *

    Other Requirements:
    Biennial Renewals

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, a $300 to $450 fee*, extensive supporting documentation, and biennial renewals.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    *This fee may have changed since this page was last updated.
    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.
  • Withholding Tax ID

    License Type:
    Arkansas Withholding Tax ID

    License Issued By:
    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration

    Other Requirements:
    Tax Returns

    Notes:
    To obtain (and maintain) this license, the State of Arkansas requires an application, extensive supporting documentation, and tax returns.
    Furthermore, the State may reject your application if you have not met certain prerequisites** prior to submission.

    **Prerequisites may include registering with the Arkansas Secretary of State.

Business Licenses in Arkansas (AK) Counties

Arkansas Counties do not issue Basic Business Licenses. However, your business may be required to obtain a Basic Business License at the state or local level or comply with other licensing laws, based on your business activity and location. Let CT Corporation determine all of the licenses and registrations that you may need, and guide you through the process of obtaining them!

Note: The above refers only to basic business licenses, which are required for any type of business operating within the county. For information regarding industry specific licenses issued by Arkansas, contact us today!

Let us take care of the paperwork for you! We will prepare and file your application, and we will follow up with the State until you have received your Arkansas state license. As licensing experts, we will streamline the entire licensing process, making it as painless as possible.

For more information, please contact a CT Corporation licensing specialist.

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