What needs to be done to obtain a business license in the City of Racine, Wisconsin?
Depending on the type of business that you plan to conduct in Racine, you will need to be issued a business license. Online on the City of Racine website, you will find a list of the available business license applications. You may either print them off the internet, or request one in person from the City of Racine City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall, room 103 at 730 Washington Avenue. You may need to discuss which business license is best suited to your business by calling (262) 636-9171.
When you have completed your business license application, you will return it to the Racine City Clerk’s Office. Some business activities will require you to have additional licenses, permits, approvals, or inspections from various local and state agencies prior to opening your doors for business. Be certain that you have ample time to get your additional paperwork in order so that your business can be operational by your projected start date. Some of these additional permits, licenses, inspections, and approvals could include needing police background checks, health permits, fire or safety inspections, IRS or state revenue-issued tax numbers, etc. Be sure to discuss any additional permits or licenses you may need with the City Clerk’s Office by calling (262) 636-9171.
What information will be needed to complete a Racine, WI business license application?
Generally, you will need to have the following information, regardless of the type of business license you need to have:
- A name for your business
- The physical and mailing address of your business
- All contact information for your business and for the business owner
- Type of business entity (individually owned, partnership, corporation, LLC, LLP, etc.)
- The name and contact information of all partners and additional owners
- A signature of the applicant denoting that all ordinances and codes will be followed for operating a business in the City of Racine, WI
The information that you provide on your business license application will be specific to your own business and may not be represented on this list. If you need assistance or have any questions regarding your business license application, you will need to contact the City Clerk’s Office at (262) 636-9171.
What costs are associated with a Racine, WI business license?
Each business will have its fees calculated based on the type of business that will be conducted, and in some cases, fees will be based on specific numbers associated with your business (number of employees, vehicles, booths, bowling alleys, etc). You will find a fee schedule on many of the business license applications to determine what your business license costs will be. If you wish, you may contact the City Clerk of Racine, WI to discuss your business license fees or for assistance in calculating your the fees that will be due at the time of returning your business license application. Be aware that your business license fees will not include the fees that you may incur for any additional licenses or permits that you may need for your business.
Will you need more information regarding obtaining a Racine, Wisconsin business license?
City Clerk's Office
City Hall, Room 103
730 Washington Avenue
Office hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.
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