Frequently Asked Questions


Who needs a Business License?

Any person or entity that is physically present in the City of Williamstown conducting business activity needs a Business License. 

What is the purpose of a Business License Tax Certificate?

 Business License creates a reference for your business, and obtaining what is required.

What about zoning for my business?

Before you enter into a lease for a commercial or industrial location for your business, check with  the Zoning Administrator  to ensure the location you have chosen is zoned for your specific type of business.
They can be reached at (859) 824-3655 or

How do I obtain a Federal Tax ID#?

Federal Tax ID numbers are obtained from the Internal Revenue System. Visit their website at