Application Procedure

Business License Procedure and Other Helpful Resources

Starting a New Business in South Jordan City

Business Registration

Register your business with the State of Utah Department of Commerce.  This online OneStop Business Registration site is a secure online service available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  You can also reach the Department of Commerce by calling (877)526-3994.

Employer Identification Number (EIN)

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity.  Generally, businesses need an EIN.  If you are a sole proprietor with no employees your social security number can serve as your Federal Tax ID number.  This is a free service offered by the Internal Revenue Service.  You can get an EIN through the OneStop Business Registration or you can apply for this number online through the IRS.

Utah Sales Tax Number (if applicable)

A Utah sales tax number can be obtained online through the OneStop Business Registration.  You can also apply using Form TC-69, Utah State Business and Tax Registration.  You will receive your sales tax license by mail.  For more information and to find out if you need a Utah Sales Tax number contact the Utah State Tax Commission.  More information is available by reading  Sales and Use Tax General Information (Pub 25).

State and Federal Regulatory License (if applicable)

The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) regulate over 60 occupations and professions.  To determine if your occupation, profession, or business is regulated by DOPL check this list or call (866)275-3675.

Other regulatory licenses may be required by one or more of the following:

Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Salt Lake County Health Department

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Utah Department of Health Child Care Licensing

Utah Department of Public Safety – Criminal Identification (BCI)

Utah Insurance Department

Utah Department of Commerce Division of Securities

Utah Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate

Utah Department of Human Services

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Utah State Tax Commission – Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division

Utah State Tax Commission – Cigarette & Tobacco

US Customs – Importing/Exporting

Health Department (if applicable)

Contact the Salt Lake County Health Department to find out if you require Health Department approval.  Or call:  Non-food related (385)468-3793 / Food related (385)468-3845.

SJC Business License Application

Complete the online business license application

Other Helpful Resources for Business Owners and Consumers

South Jordan Chamber of Commerce

Doing Business in Utah

Better Business Bureau

Utah Department of Commerce Division of Consumer Protection Data Request Business

Utah Nonprofits Association

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Utah Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH)

Utah Small Business Development Centers

State of Utah Labor Commission

U.S. Small Business Administration

Utah Department of Financial Institutions

Utah Department of Commerce

Utah Department of Environmental Quality

State of Utah Labor Commission Industrial Accidents Division

Municipal Code

Title 5 – Business Licenses and Regulations