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Alaska Business License

If you want to start a business in the state of Alaska, you are required to get an Alaska Business License. You do not need to do a lot for Alaska Business License search; here you can find answers to the most popular questions.

How do I get a business license in Alaska?

To get a Business License in Alaska you need to pass the following steps:

  • Select your business structure. If you haven’t decided yet, you can go through this link and learn more about LLC, sole proprietorship, corporation, etc.
  • Determine your line of business and NAICS code. The state of Alaska uses NAICS to determine the Line of Business. To select your business NAICS code please visit the following page.
  • Choose your Business Name.
  • Before applying for your Business License, you need to obtain a professional license. If applicable, apply to the State of Alaska Professional License Section for an entity professional license for corporations, LLCs, LLPs, LPs, or apply for an individual professional license. You can apply for your professional license through this link:
  • Then go through this link and Register your corporation/entity with the State of Alaska Corporations Section to receive an Alaska entity number.
  • Now you can apply for your Alaska Business License through this link.

How much is a business license in Alaska?

You need to get your Business License before you conduct any business. There are two ways how you can obtain your Business License in Alaska: online or by mail.

Online: You will need to pay $50, and get your approval immediately.

Or:
By mail: Again, you will need to pay $50, and get your approval within 10-15 days.
If you choose the second option, you will need to gather all your documents and mail them to the following address:

Business Licensing Section
State Office Building
333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

How do I renew my Alaska business license?

You will need to renew your Alaska Business License every 1 or 2 years. It depends on your initial application. The one-year renewal fee is $50. The two-year renewal fee is $100.

If you get your Alaska Business License before October 1, it will expire on December 31 of that same year. E.g. If a Business License was obtained on August 20, 2021, it will expire on December 31, 2021.

If you get your license after October 1, it will expire on December 31 of the following year. E.g. If a Business License was obtained on October 20, 2021, it will expire on December 31, 2022.

How do I get an Alaska entity number?

If you are doing State of Alaska Business License search and looking for the steps how to obtain it, you can scroll up and find the steps, where you also can find the answer of this question. Or, you can visit the following page and register your corporation/entity with the State of Alaska Corporations Section to receive an Alaska entity number.

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