Common Business
Licenses
Premises Permits and
Approvals
Alcoholic Beverage
Licenses
Registration/creation of
business entity or
sole proprietership
File with secretary
of state
Local Registration
of entity
Trade Name or
ficticious business
name registration
Federal and State
trademark
State and local
trade name
registration
Federal Tax
identification number
obtained from IRS
State employer
identification number
State/local sales
tax or "resale"
permit
Local Business
license/tax
Proof of workers'
compensation
insurance
Zoning Approval
Conditional use
permit or use
permit
Design review
of Building
Historical building
renovation approval
Building Permit
(new or remodel)
Water/sewer
permits
Americans with
Disabilities Act
Approvals
Health department
requirements
Equipment permits
Food-service permits
State and local
health depts.
Smoking area
certification
Fire marshal approval
Police/safety
inspections
Certificate of
occupancy
Occupancy placards
Alcohol, Tax and
Trade Bureau (TTB)
Brewer's Notice
State License
Brewery/brewpub
license
Retail license
Caterer's license
Local (city and/or county)
Retail licenses
(on-and off-premises)
Specialized permits for
live entertainment,
dancing, coin amusement
devices, outdoor areas,
transporting, etc.
Special occupational tax
(federal tax stamp) —
TTB issues for brewing
and retail activities
State excise tax
registration
Label approvals
Trade name
registration
TTB certificate of
label approval ("COLA")
State label approval
(for all states in which
the beer is sold)
Keg labeling and
registration
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