All commercial businesses in Riverton are required to have a valid business license issued by Riverton City. The license must be obtained prior to conducting business. Licenses are non-transferable between owners or locations. Licenses must be renewed on a yearly basis. Riverton City is proud to be a business-friendly city and offer a $0 license fee.
- Commercial Business License Application Fee: $0
- Alcohol Sub-License Fee: $200 (non-refundable)
- Late Renewal Fee: $100 (after 30 days late)
To obtain a Commercial Business License, please complete each step below:
Step 1: Find a Location & Verify Zoning
Before proceeding with your business idea, you should verify your business will fully comply with all land use and zoning ordinances at the desired location in Riverton. Contact the Riverton City Development Services Department with any questions about land use and zoning at 801-208-3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Register Your Business with the State of Utah
Register your business with the Utah Department of Commerce once you have secured a physical location for your business. Click here to register your business using the state’s OneStop Business Registration tool. This tool allows you to register with the Utah State Tax Commission and the Utah Department of Workforce Services in addition to the Utah Department of Commerce. This registration alone does not authorize you to conduct business in Riverton.
Step 3: Obtain Building Permits & Pass Required Inspections
Obtain all relevant building permits and pass all required inspections. All new construction requires building permits, building inspections, and fire inspections. Anything beyond paint and carpet in existing buildings likely requires building permits and inspections. Contact the Riverton City Development Services Department with any questions at 801-208-3138 or at email@example.com. All inspections must be passed before a business license can be issued.
Step 4: Obtain All Relevant County, State & Federal Licenses, Permits & Inspections
Obtain all county, state and federal permits and licenses that are required for your business type and pass any required inspections (e.g., health inspections). Here are a few links to resources that may be helpful, though this list is not exhaustive:
- Salt Lake County Health Department
- Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)
- Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Licenses & Permits (DABC)
- Utah Department of Health Child Care Licensing
- Utah Department of Human Services Licensing
- US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Once you have 1) passed required inspections and received occupancy approval from the Riverton City Development Services Department and 2) received all relevant county, state and federal licenses or permits, you are now ready to apply for a Riverton City Commercial Business License. You can apply for a business license using the button below. Only commercial businesses who plan to sell or serve alcohol will need to pay a fee. Once you have received your business license, you are approved to open for business.
We hope you find great success doing business in Riverton!
Commercial Business License Application