Business Services supports the county's cities and businesses, including as a licensing agent for occupational business licenses and administrating annual occupational license fees and renewal returns.
To apply for a business license or pay your occupational taxes, click the image below to be redirected to the Business Services Portal.
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By Mail or In-Person
Filing can also be sent by mail or done in-person:
1840 Simon Kenton Way, Suite 5100, Covington, KY 41011
If you need to pay with cash or have questions, please call (859) 392-1440
Business Services is responsible for KRS 68.197, which are the fees imposed for the privilege of engaging in any business, profession, occupation, rental or trade within Kenton County and Cities in Kentucky regardless of the legal residence of the party so engaged.
Please note that the rate, fee type, minimum and maximum fee and the City Business License Renewal Fee, varies depending upon the City in which the business activity occurs. In addition, please note that any business activity conducted within Kenton County is subject to Kenton County Occupational Fees in addition to any City Occupational Fees and Business License Renewals.