Business Licensing

Thank you for your interest in locating your business in Vernal City!

A valid Vernal City business license is required for all businesses that are located within the Vernal City corporation limits.

The definition of business includes every craft, occupation, profession, or activity engaged in the purpose of gain or economic profit. Our regulations are found in Section 5 of the Municipal Code. The purpose of a business license is to regulate and license businesses within the corporate limits of Vernal City; to determine if businesses are operating within applicable laws and ordinances; to maintain a safe environment for the general public; and to assure that zoning, building, and fire codes are enforced.

Steps To Open A Business In Vernal City

  1. Location Verification. Whether you have a new business, or relocating, we want to make sure that you are within Vernal City limits. 
  2. Ensure you have registered your business with the state. The State of Utah has developed a One-Stop Online Business Registration website that streamlines the process of registering a new business. The site is available 24 hours a day. It will guide you through a series of questions designed to comply with federal and state government registration requirements.
  3. Check IRS online for Employer Identification Number (EIN) requirements. EIN's are issued for the purpose of tax administration.
  4. Apply for a Vernal City Business License: 




The State of Utah provides step-by-step instructions on How to Start a Business and answers many questions about doing Business in Utah. This valuable resource can provide up-to-date information on state taxes, current laws and regulations, and Federal programs that may be available to assist the business owner. 
The following information is a guide to assist you in establishing, or relocating, your business in Vernal City limits. 
If you have questions regarding the submission of your application, please do not hesitate to contact our office. You may reach us by telephone, mail, email or by stopping by City Hall in person. 

  1. Rachel Tribe

    Business Licensing
    Phone: 435-781-7143

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