Washington City: General Information

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Doing Business In Washington City

Thank you for choosing Washington City for your business.  We wish you prosperity in your endeavor

The following information and packets contain the requirements and applications needed for a business license:
Please keep in mind this list is for your convenience only. There may be additional regulations required depending on the type of business you have.

All Businesses

  • Register your business name with the Utah Department of Commerce, 160 East 300 South, Salt Lake City , Utah (801) 530-4849 (click their link to the right for their webpage)
  • Obtain a Federal Identification number and a Utah State Sales Tax Identification Number (if applicable for your business) 210 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City , Utah (801) 297-2200 (web address: tax.utah.gov). If you require only a Federal ID number, phone (866) 816-2065.
  • Provide a copy of the State Registration, Federal Identification Number and the State Sales Tax number with the Business License application

Select businesses only (depending on nature of business)

  • Show proof of professional license (if required). This is a license required from the Utah Department of Occupational Licensing for certain types of businesses.
  • Schedule an Animal Control Inspection at (435) 673-7194.
  • Schedule an inspection with the Southwest Utah Public Health Department at (435) 673-3528
  • Food Services and Restaurant type busineses are required to install a grease trap, information can be obtained from the St George Wastewater/Sewer Services Department (435) 627-4250 or 3780 S 1550 W St George

To Apply Download the Appropriate Packet:

Temporary Businesses

  • Complete and return the Temporary-Use Permit form.
  • Provide a copy of the letter giving permission from the property owner.
  • Provide a property site plan of your location, including parking and exits.
  • Contact a Community Development Counter Representative for information about sign regulations and placement Requirements at (435) 656-6325

Important Links:

Washington City Chamber of Commerce

St George Area Chamber of Commerce


Utah Department of Commerce

Utah State Tax Commission

Utah State One Stop Online Business Registration


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