Licenses & Permits

If you already have a license, then register online by clicking the button below to make your 2022 renewal easy and convenient.

 

Use the charts below to determine which license(s) you need:

Licenses that do not also need a general business license:

Business activities License type Fee
Reselling items? Pawnbroker $300
Selling without a structure? Peddler $200
Providing transportation services? Taxicab and Limousine

- per vehicle

- per driver

$240

$120

$20

Selling from a temporary structure? Transient Merchant $200
Collecting material? Scavenger license $150
Business of an adult nature? Sexually oriented business license

- Employee license

$500

$120

$60

Providing lodging? Hotels and Motels $50-$500
Stand at a flea market? Flea market operator

- per booth

$300

$50

If you have a valid 2021 business license, you can register online now,
which will make renewing in January more convenient (click here to register).

If your business includes: Then you will need the following supplementary license:
  • Work as a Contractor
  • Run a dry cleaning business
  • Operate a fireworks stand
  • Work as a junk dealer
  • Operate a kennel
  • Run a hotel/motel
  • Sell beverages and/or food
  • Sell automotive vehicles

If you cannot download the license application you need, contact the Zoning Department at zoning@gary.gov

For all fees, see the business license summary of fees

GBL renewal process 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New GBL application process