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LICENSING – BUSINESS & INDUSTRIAL LICENSING

August 7, 2009
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BUSINESS & INDUSTRIAL LICENSING
Business License
A business license grants you permission to fit into place in a regulated business activity within the City of Boise.  If you do the business activities regulated by the City of Boise, you are required to maintain a valid unexpired business license.
All commercial business licenses must be reviewed for Building compliance and Fire safety code compliance.  If your business is involved in the preparation of food, you must also be in compliance with health codes administered by the Central District Health Department.
Most business licenses in the city can be issued within 30 days assuming the applicant has all the required license prerequisites.
If you are renewing a license, you need to visit us in person and submit the application before your current license expires.  Some types of business licenses require a background check.  These licenses often take a longer period of time to process, so your application should be submitted 45-60 days in advance.
The revenue from the license fee collection goes into the City’s general fund to pay for the cost of licensing and regulation.
Startup Company Rules & Regulations
First thing while some of the issues regarding licenses, permits, and business names can be handled alone, some matters (including establishing your business and brand names) may require the help of a lawyer. So before you start, it’s a good idea to line up a lawyer whose practice is focused on business. A good way to find a lawyer is to ask for recommendations from your accountant or business acquaintances. If not you cannot avoid much bigger problems at a later date.
Without permits and license, you may be conducting business illegally. Just about all businesses need a county or city license. There may be local, county, state, and or federal licensing requirements, depending on the type of business you select. The fees associated with getting a license are typically minimal, if any.
The best place to start is your local city hall or courthouse. See the city clerk, who should be able to direct you. You can also get through phone, mail, and etc., from your local city hall.
Top Ten Do’s and Don’ts
TOP TEN DO’S:
  1. Determine if you need a zoning compliance permit.
  2. Verify with your health insurance carrier if you need a National Standard Employer identifier number.
  3. Check on the zoning laws for your business location.
  4. Check if you need a special license to do business out of your home
  5. Check to see that the business name you have chosen is not already taken.
  6. Get a DBA by going to your local county clerk’s office.
  7. Get a business license and a federal tax ID number.
  8. Open a business banking account in your business name.
  9. Get a seller’s permit if you need one.
  10. Consider registering your trademark.
TOP TEN DON’TS:
  1. Go into business without a business license.
  2. Start building without a building permit.
  3. Proceed without first consulting with a business attorney.
  4. Use your social security number as your tax ID number. Get an EIN number instead.
  5. Choose a business name without first checking to see if it is taken.
  6. Begin business without verifying zoning requirements.
  7. Operate under your business name until you have successfully filed for you DBA.
  8. Forget to check if your business requires state and/or federal licensing.
  9. Use your personal checking account for your business.
  10. Fail to collect sales taxes when required.
Industrial License
With progressive liberalization and deregulation of the economy, industrial license is required in very few cases. Industrial licenses are regulated under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act 1951. At present, industrial license is required only for the following: –

1. Industries retained under compulsory licensing
2. Manufacture of items reserved for small scale sector by larger units
3. When the proposed location attracts locational restriction

The following industries require compulsory license: –
Alcoholics drinks
Cigarettes and tobacco products
Electronic aerospace and defense equipment
Explosives
Hazardous chemicals such as hydrocyanic acid, phosgene, isocynates and di-isocynates of hydro carbon and derivatives
Procedure for obtaining an industrial license
Industrial license is granted by the Secretariat for Industrial Assistance in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India. Application for industrial license is required to be submitted in Form FC-IL to Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
Industrial License is used to industrial engineers (IEs) are responsible for the optimal design, implementation, integration, operation, improvement and management of high-level systems. Such systems typically consist of chemical, electrical, electronic, mechanical or civil components.
These high-level systems are not available as off-the-shelf items and cannot be imported or bought from a supplier. They normally exist within organizations as a mixture of equipment, information, people, capital, policies and processes.
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