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License Categories

The list below is a comprehensive list of all business licenses prescribed within the City of Wichita and organized by category below. For more information or download an application/information sheet for a particular license, click the license name.

Garage Sales

Search for a garage sale!

Use this online resource to filter sales by area or by items of interest. Read descriptions of the sale submitted by the host, and in some cases, pictures are provided. View a map that provides pinpoints for where garage sales are being held. A report of sales based on search criteria can be printed or downloaded into an Excel sheet.

Search for garage sales

Purchase a garage sale permit!

Permits can be obtained online; simply set up an account (username and password) and purchase a permit ($2.50/day). The online system allows you to post a description of your sale and upload up to five photos.

Purchase a garage sale permitAlready have an account?

Online Business License Renewal

Online business license renewal is available for the following:

  • Tobacco
  • Food Establishment
  • Home Occupation

Please have your account number and security code ready.

Renew your business license

Business License Search

Search for a particular business to check whether it is currently licensed by the City of Wichita. Search by business name, address, or type.

City of Wichita does not require a standard business license for all businesses that operate within the City limits - only for certain businesses.

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Local Codes

All licenses issued by the City are for regulation purposes and based on the premise of protecting the public safety, ​health, and general welfare. Get more information on our local codes below.

City of Wichita Code Sedgwick County Code

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