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Do I need a license to open a business in Oklahoma?
There is no general license to own and operate a business in Oklahoma. Many businesses, business owners and/or employees, such as beauty salons and restaurants, require specific licenses and permits to operate in the state. Using the beauty salon example, the business does not require a license, but the beauty operators do need a license. You may also need to register your business with the Secretary of State or Oklahoma Tax Commission
To find out what licenses, permits, and registrations pertain to your business, select your specific business type from the menu in the Business Licensing System . This online tool provides one-stop information for license and permit requirements for the state of Oklahoma. After selecting your business type from the list, complete the short form that obtains more specific information about your particular business. After submitting the form, you will see a list of the required permits and licenses for your type of business and links, where available, to forms or additional resources.
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