You do not need a license to operate a retail store. The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection does not issue a retail store license. 

Stores selling clothes, some electronics, shoes, gadgets, and other general merchandise do not need a license.

Electronic Store License

You do not need an Electronics Store License if:

  • The display area for electronics is less than 20 percent of the total store, or
  • You display fewer than 30 electronic items

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