Business Licensing Guide

If you plan to start a business in Georgetown/Scott County, completing the following steps will help you meet local, state and federal requirements.

You can also receive assistance creating a small business with the Kentucky Small Business Development Center.

1. Check your business name and register with the state.

Most businesses must be registered with the Commonwealth before registering with the Georgetown/Scott County Revenue Commission. (If you are a sole proprietor this step is optional). You can skip it but you must still register with the Georgetown/Scott County Revenue Commission (GSCRC).

First, check that the legal name of your business entity is available.

Kentucky has a One Stop Business Portal that will walk you through the registration process online.

This process will:

  • Register your business with the Kentucky Department of Revenue
  • Help you meet state tax requirements
  • It takes about an hour

After completing the online registration at the One Stop Business Portal, you will have an official business name. Use this name when you register for an occupational license by completing the GSCRC Business Registration Form/Questionnaire for Occupational License, Form BQ100.

2. Apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

The process is free and takes about 15 minutes.

Once you have an EIN, you will include it when you register for an occupational license by completing the GSCRC Business Registration Form/Questionnaire for Occupational License.

Apply for federal EIN

3. Apply for a GSCRC Business License (Occupational License)

Once you have registered your business name with the state, have a federal EIN, you are ready to register with the GSCRC to obtain an occupational license by completing the GSCRC Business Registration Form/Questionnaire for Occupational License, Form BQ100.

Business Registration Form/Questionnaire

Business Registration Form/Questionnaire Instructions

SUBMITTING YOUR GSCRC QUESTIONNAIRE, Form BQ100.

You can submit the completed GSCRC Questionnaire (Form BQ100) in person, by mail, by fax or by email.

In person:
We are located in the basement of the Development Services building at 230 E Main Street, Georgetown, KY 40324.
Please use the side entrance on Mulberry Street. Visitor parking is available behind the building and street parking is also available.

By mail:
Georgetown/Scott County Revenue Commission
PO Box 800
Georgetown, KY 40324

By fax: 502-863- 9808

By email: info@gscrevenue.com

4. If your business is a Regulated Business, there are additional licensing requirements and fees if you are doing business within the City limits of Georgetown.

See the link to our Schedule of Regulatory Fees located on our Resources page of the GSCRC website.

5. Filing and paying your local taxes during the year.

Net Profit and Payroll Withholding forms and instructions are available on the Forms page of the GSCRC website. The Net Profit Estimate and Employee Refund Claim forms are also available on the same page.

Learn more about filing and payment requirements……Check our FAQ page on our website.

DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? HELP IS AVAILABLE:

By phone: 502-863-9805

In person: We are located in the basement of the Development Services building at 230 E Main Street, Georgetown, KY 40324.
Please use the side entrance on Mulberry Street. Visitor parking is available behind the building and street parking is also available.
Our hours are - 8am - 4pm Monday - Friday.

By email: info@gscrevenue.com

You have chosen to start or expand your business in the fastest growing County in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Congratulations and Thank You for opening and operating a business in Georgetown/Scott County.

We Wish You Much Success.