How to Become a Licensed North Sioux City

Businesses located within North Sioux City limits must have a current business license. Submit your application, including your $20 license fee, to the Finance Office at City Hall. An application can be picked up from City Hall, emailed or printed from the link on the right side of this page.

Annual licenses are in effect from July 1 to June 30. Regardless of the application date, there is no proration to the annual fee. If your business has applied for its business license and has NOT yet received it, contact Jennifer Roupe by email or call her at 605-232-4276.

Any person or entity found operating a business without a current license will be subject to a $500 fine.

Businesses with a current license in place have the option to be included in the City's online Business Directory as a courtesy to local and registered business.


NSC Businesses
NSC Business Application
NSC Website Category List
Business License
Ordinance 5.36

Business Zoning
Ordinance 17 (excerpts)

Any changes to the information provided on your business license application should be updated with the Finance Office, within 30 days of changes.