Most Arkansas businesses will be required to obtain a license. It is recommended that you review License, Permits and Taxes for information on general business license requirements. For more information on business license requirements contact your local city or county clerk's office.
Some occupations and industries in Arkansas further require specialized licenses and permits. For example, restaurants must seek approval from the Arkansas Department of Health. For more information, refer to publications such as the Directory of Licensed Occupations in Arkansas, available at the Arkansas SBTDC's Research Center or the governing board or agency which oversees a particular occupation/industry.