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*** Online Business Licensing ***

Our new online Business Licensing system is live as of April 27.

  • For documents or general information, click below and find the license type on the list:
  • To renew an expiring business license:
    • Go to okc.gov/access
    • Create an account.
    • Click the “Licenses” tab, then click “Create an Application.”
    • Read the terms. Click the box to accept them, then click “Continue Application.”
    • Select the type of license you’re renewing, then click “Continue Application.”
    • Select the license type. In the “I am applying for” drop-down menu, select “Renewal for Existing License.”
    • Fill in the remaining fields.
    • Make your payment.

COVID-19 update: All business must be conducted by phone, website or email. To schedule a drop off or pick up of commercial plans, please call 405-297-2525 option 2. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Business Licensing

Building Permits

All other permits

  • (405) 297-2948
  • Fax: (405) 552-6024

Your business needs to be licensed to legally operate. It is your responsibility, before engaging in any new business in the City of Oklahoma City, to obtain all necessary federal, state or local licenses or permits.

License requirements are created to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and the integrity of our neighborhoods. Many licenses require statements of compliance by other departments or agencies. Licenses and permits issued are non-transferable except when specifically authorized by ordinance or State law. You should contact the City’s Licensing Office regarding whether you must obtain a City license or permit, at (405) 297-2606.

Business Licenses

The City of Oklahoma City issues various types of business licenses. For information about City ordinances related to specific business licenses you can view the Oklahoma City Municipal Code online.

Contractor Registration

All contractors must register with the City of Oklahoma City. Only registered contractors can purchase permits for construction work performed in the City. Local governments require building permits to maintain a standard of construction and development and ensure the safety of the community.

Occupational Licenses

Occupational license requirements demonstrate the license holder’s qualifications for a related trade, which in turn promotes the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Garage Sales

Each household can have two garage sales a year with proper permits. Garage sale permits are $7 and can be purchased by phone or online.