Business establishments that serve food, beverages, and/or alcohol must file certain documents with local government agencies in East Baton Rouge Parish. Some of the frequently asked questions when opening a new business that sells food or alcohol are:
Where do I pay local and state sales taxes?
Who do I contact for occupational license information?
Which office do I contact for information on zoning?
Where can I get a license to serve alcohol?
The Baton Rouge Parish Government Website’s “Checklist for Starting a New Business” has the answers to these questions and more. The list is a directory of federal, state and local government agency contacts that collect required fees for licenses, permits, sales taxes and unemployment compensations taxes. Along with address, phone and fax number, a useful “What You Will Need” list is provided for each agency listing.
How do I find this useful checklist?
Point your Internet browser to the following link: http://brgov.com/Dept/finance/checklist.htm