Starting a business in Bowling Green
What do you need to do to open a business in Bowling Green?Opening a business in Bowling Green is easy. We will place some helpful links for you to get started.
A few steps in opening my business in Bowling Green.
- Business License
- Contractors License (If your planning on having a contracting business)
- Planning Commission
- Permits and Applications
- Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce
- Barren River Health Department
- Kentucky State Business Registration
- Federal Business Registration
Under the City Code, the Chief of Police, has been appointed as the Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator for the City. By local option election, businesses located within the City limits are allowed to sell distilled spirits and malt beverages either by the package or drink. Hours of sale are governed by the City and vary depending upon the type of license issued. Sunday sales licenses are available to qualifying restaurants or convention center operations. All applicants for alcoholic beverage licenses must complete a comprehensive set of forms for the City, State and Federal licenses. The licensing process normally takes five weeks. Applications are obtained and returned to the Occupational License Division, at 1017 College Street for review and processing.
Do you plan on Serving Alcohol in your business? Alcoholic Beverage Control:
Other Special Businesses:Certain other businesses, such as flea markets, consignment shops, or businesses that provide live entertainment have special fees and registrations that will apply.
Other helpful information can be found in our Business Licenses page.
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