Business Licenses and Permits

If only it were as simple as turning on the lights and posting an “Open for Business” sign. Unfortunately, sometimes there is red tape and you have to obtain a number of permits or licenses to legally operate your business. Our team of business professionals can help you figure out which permits or licenses you need and help you with the applications for each one at the federal, state and local levels. We can help with all of your needs -- whether it’s sales tax permits, you operate in regulated fields, or you need health or safety permits, let us handle the paperwork.

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How it Works

Let us help you find and apply for the licenses and permits you need to start your business.

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We do the research

We will find out what licenses and permits you need to operate your business at the local, state and federal levels. Don’t spend hours researching all of the various levels of governments and agencies.

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Help you with the applications

Then, we put our business experience to work to help you with the applications to make sure they are done right and done timely.

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Then, you get back to work

With Swyft Filings, we do all the work, so you can get your permits and licenses fast and get back to doing what you love – growing your business.

Why You Should Let Swyft Filings Research And Obtain Your Permits And Licenses

Our knowledgeable staff has years of experience handling every type of filing for customers of all sizes. Do what you love, let us handle the paperwork‎.

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Experienced Professionals

Swyft Filings knows exactly what licenses and permits you might need and where to look. Let us do the leg work so you don’t have to worry about it.

Fast & Reliable Service

Through your secure online account, you can complete the process with a few clicks, and then let our business professionals take over. With our automated process and expertise, we do it fast and right.

Avoid the Headaches

Cities, counties, and states often have slightly different requirements. Our professionals can take care of researching and figuring out exactly what permits and licenses you may need.

Focus on Your Passion - Your Business

Set up our service and forget it. We’ll gather some basic information from you and take care of the rest. You can then focus on what is important to you – your business.

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We Take Care of Business, Your Business

Swyft Filings helped us create our corporation and take care of time-consuming administrative tasks that can distract us from our mission. We are grateful for their commitment to assisting businesses like ours.
Bill Beverly
Bill BeverlyCo-Owner, Evolectric
The Swyft Filings team answered all of our questions so promptly and satisfied all the legal documents we needed to get up and running as quickly as possible. It was a huge stress-reliever, and we would recommend your services over and over again.
Kimberly and Caila Brigandi
Kimberly and Caila BrigandiCo-Owners, Gandi Girls Boutique
As small business owners, we often feel insignificant to those outside of our demographic. When a company like Swyft Filings steps up to help small businesses — it makes a huge difference!
Tobe Carberry
Tobe CarberryOwner, Haven4Hoops
Having a partner like Swyft makes that part of starting your business easy and provides a level of comfort in navigating the state and federal filings. So if there are any issues with your filings, Swyft is on top of it and working with you to navigate solutions.
James AdamsCo-Owner, Pearland House Concerts

Business Licenses and Permits FAQs

Still have questions? Call 877-777-0450 or Live Chat with us for real-time support.

What licenses are needed?

Many businesses will need to obtain at least one license (often several) before they can legally begin their normal daily operations. These licenses can come from either the state, federal, or local government, but they are important regardless of what agency requires them. Federal licenses are usually only imposed by the SEC on large, publicly traded companies or by certain federal bureaus on smaller organizations that deal in highly regulated products (alcohol, tobacco, and firearms). Many states also require specific licenses that only apply to certain types of organizations. Many service businesses, and those who work in them, need state-level licenses to legally operate. The purpose of many of these licenses ensures that these professionals and organizations meet all required certification and training requirements. These types of licenses are required for organizations such as medical practices, food service establishments, and cosmetology related businesses.

What are zoning laws?

Some businesses are also subject to zoning restrictions that are designed to restrict specific types of organizations from operating in certain areas. Zoning problems are typically only an issue for businesses such as liquor and tobacco shops, firearm dealers, nightclubs, and home-based companies. The reason for these permits is to restrict certain activities from occurring in areas where they could likely interfere with the public good.

How does Swyft Filings determine your license and permit needs?

It is determinate on a number of factors such as your business address, county, industry, etc.

What types of permits are needed?

Permits are different from licenses in that they signify your organization’s compliance with a specific local ordinance. Their purpose is to ensure that your business is operating safely and in accordance with community appearance bylaws. Common forms of permits are local health department permits, signage permits, and fire department safety permits.

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“It was quick and easy. I had a fast turnaround time. They worked with me to get my documents filed and done in a timely manner, and I appreciate it so much! I would definitely recommend this company to anyone I know who wants to start a business.

Business Licenses and Permits Resources

The world of business licenses and permits can be confusing. Our business professionals bring their expertise to the process on our end, but you can increase your knowledge with the guides, articles, and case studies available in our Resource Center.

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