Requirements

The City of Minden supports and facilitates the creation and expansion of all businesses; large and small.

Please read the information below to help get you started and contact the Economic Development Department for more details.

FEDERAL

When starting any for-profit business, it is important to be aware of what is expected from the IRS as part of the planning process. Click on the link below for IRS Website.

STATE

Click the link below to produce a list of possible federal, state and local licenses and permits required for your business, to reserve your new business name, and to complete your new business filing.

LOCAL

Whether you are beginning a new enterprise, relocating your existing business, or are an outside company planning to conduct routine business within the city limits you will need an occupational license.

SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS

The City supports and facilitates the creation and expansion of all businesses; large and small.
We encourage you to contact the City’s
Building & Inspection Department regarding
the permit-review process at
318-377-2144 ext. 215.

Food Service/Restaurants must contact the Webster Parish Department of Health and Hospitals at 318-371-3044

Most of Minden’s businesses large and small are home-grown. There exists a very strong entrepreneurial spirit that is quite unusual for a community of its size. Operating a business large or small can be a lonely proposition not to mention the need to get the word out about your business.

Join the Greater Minden Chamber and utilize its services to network and promote your business.
The Chamber also serves as a strong legislative advocate for local businesses on many important issues discussed in Baton Rouge.