How to renew your license: Shops, mobile units, and event locations

Things to know

  • License expires 1 year after it is issued, or when your business liability insurance expires, whichever comes first
  • You can renew 120 days before your license expires
  • There will be a late fee if you don’t renew before it expires
  • If your license has been expired for more than 1 year, it’s canceled and you must reapply.
  • We consider your shop, mobile unit, or event location unlicensed if your license expires or gets canceled. You can receive a fine for engaging in unlicensed activity.

Before you renew

  • If this is your first time to access your account online, or if your last online renewal was before June 22, 2017, you must set up account access before you renew.
  • Be ready to answer criminal history questions and provide documents if needed.

What you'll need

  • Username/User ID and Password for account access (see Before you renew above)
  • Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit or debit card to pay renewal fee
  • If needed, documents for criminal history questions, ready to upload. See Uploading document instructions
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After you renew

  • If you renewed online: Within 14 business days.
  • If you renewed by mail: Within 45 days.

Questions? Need help?

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