What is the purpose of a business license?

The purpose of a Business License in the City of Vernal is to regulate and license business and occupations within the corporate limit of the City.

1.     To determine if businesses are operating within applicable laws and ordinances.
2.     To maintain a safe environment for the general public.
3.     To make sure that zoning and building codes are enforced.
4.     To maintain a list of currently licensed businesses for public access.
5.     To ensure that sales tax is properly remitted.


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1. Who do I contact regarding a state liquor license?
2. How long does it take to receive a business license?
3. Where do I obtain a sales tax number?
4. When are business license renewals due?
5. What is the purpose of a business license?
6. How long is my business license valid?
7. If I have applied for a business license can I conduct business while I wait for the license to be approved?
8. I am moving my business from one location in Vernal City to another location in Vernal City. Do I need to obtain a new business license for the new address?
9. What if I operate my business without a business license?
10. What are the steps of hiring your first employee?