• General Business – New License: The General Business License certifies you are a legally operating business within the City of Gary. This form is for new businesses, previously unlicensed businesses, and for changes in address or ownership of existing licensed businesses. New General Business Licenses are granted year-round; completed license forms and associated documents should be submitted to the Zoning Office in City Hall for approval.
  • General Business License – Renewal: The General Business License Renewal certifies you are a continuing, legally operating business within the City of Gary. Renewals are done once a year in January, and license fees can be paid in person at City Hall in the Finance Department.
  • Second Hand Auto Dealers License: The Second Hand Auto Dealer License is required, along with a General Business License, for businesses to sell used cars within the City of Gary. Completed license forms and associated documents should be submitted to the Zoning Office in City Hall for approval.
  • Peddler’s License: The Peddler’s License is required for businesses to carry goods from one place to another within the City of Gary (such as flea market vendors). Completed license forms and associated documents should be submitted to the Zoning Office in City Hall for approval.
  • Transient Merchant License: The Transient Merchant License is for sellers who move from place to place within the City of Gary (such as food trucks). Completed license forms and associated documents should be submitted to the Zoning Office in City Hall for approval.