Starting a business (or buying an existing business) requires an understanding of local, state and federal requirements to legally operate the
business. The required permits, licenses and registrations can vary depending on the type of business, how the business is structured, where
the business is located, etc.
The Kentucky Business One-Stop Portal should be your first step
to learn more about the permitting and licensing process. The easy-to-use site offers valuable information about the requirements and tools
you need to own and operate a business in Kentucky.
The Cabinet for Economic Development’s Business Information Clearinghouse also provides free assistance regarding business permitting and licensing
issues. For additional information or assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 626-2250.