Business Licensing

Anyone who owns or operates a business within South Salt Lake City limits must obtain a business license prior to conducting business. Our division ensures that all businesses operating within the City are properly licensed, adhering to city standards and meeting county/state requirements.

What We Do

Ritz Classic Apartment Homes SignAt the Business Licensing Division, we accept and process applications for business licenses from business owners. Whether you are an established business hoping to open a new location in SSL, or you are launching a new venture, we will review your application and make sure you are in compliance with City codes.

Business licenses are only valid for the address on the application. A change in location requires re-application for licensure. Multiple locations require a separate license and application for each location.

If you have questions relating to the submission of your application, please contact Karla Slick at 801-483-6031.

How to Apply for a Business License

  • Submit your complete application
  • Pay application fee - fees can be found in the Municipal Code
  • Submit property owner affidavit or copy of lease agreement
  • Complete pre-inspection checklist
  • Provide the following:
    • A copy of your Utah State Department of Commerce Name Registration
    • A copy of your State of Utah Sales Tax ID Number
    • Your Federal Employee Identification Number (EIN) or Federal Tax Identification Number
    • A copy of your Occupational or Professional License, if applicable
    • A copy of your Salt Lake County Health Department approval, if applicable
    • A copy of your Department of Agriculture approval, if applicable
    • A copy of your Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division approval, if applicable
    • A copy of your Mt. Olympus Improvement District (sewer district) approval, if applicable

Incomplete Applications

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application and meeting all necessary city, county and/or state code approval requirements.

If you receive notice that your application is incomplete, you will have thirty (30) days to correct any problems and/or provide any missing information or payments. After a 30 Day Notice of Denial period for failure to provide a complete application, the application voids.

License Renewal

All licenses must be renewed on an annual basis.

  • Businesses located east of 200 West (the TRAX) renew on January 1.
  • Businesses located west of 200 West renew on August 1.

How to Pay for a Business License Renewal

  • Pay Online - South Salt Lake has partnered with Xpress Bill Pay to provide convenient online business license renewals.
  • Credit Card, Check, or Cash - Please mail your payment to our office or contact our business licensing staff for payment via phone at 801-483-6063.

All payments must include renewal notice or account number.

If you are a landlord, consider enrolling in our Good Landlord Program.

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