Business License Applications

Application Process

Business license applicants must apply in person. Allow at least one hour to complete the application process. New Businesses must obtain a zoning permit from the Portsmouth Department of Permits and Inspections before visiting our office.

Documents to Bring

To help streamline your application process, be sure to bring these important documents with you:
  • Identification (picture ID - all parties)
  • Corporate Charter (if applicable)
  • Partnership Agreement (if applicable)
  • Estimate of Gross Receipts through December 31st
  • Required Permits / Licenses (if applicable)
  • Required receipts, certificates, and forms from the applicable agencies
  • Fee required