Wyoming Local Business Resources

If you want to start a business in Wyoming, you need to take note of the steps you must comply with to complete your registration.

First and foremost, you have to decide on a business legal structure. A Wyoming registered agent is required to facilitate the processes of registration. Your chosen business structure will determine the documents and requirements for the succeeding steps of business registration.

The next step is to choose a business name. You can go to the Secretary of State website to check for the availability of your chosen name.

You must then create an operating agreement for your business. It will serve to detail the business' management and ownership. There is no need to file this document.

File the articles of organization for your chosen business structure (although some types of business structure, such as sole proprietorship, won't need it). There is a $100 filing fee.

Secure your business license. The type of licenses and permits needed will vary depending on which industry your business belongs in.

Then, you must register with the State Revenue Department. There are different types of taxes that you must comply with, so make sure to check that so you know what applies to your business.

Other needed steps (which can vary based on the type and nature of business) is to apply for EIN, open a business bank account, and secure your insurance.

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Government Contacts

The local government of Wyoming is governed by the constitution of the state that is adopted since 1889. It is divided into 23 counties, 98 municipal governments, and 55 public school districts. There are also 546 special districts that are formed in Wyoming.

The counties are the largest geographical units of the local government. However, most counties have a smaller population count. They are governed by commissioners and have other officials such as the county clerk, sheriff, assessor, treasurer, coroner, and attorney.

All counties enforce the commission form of government. This type of government is responsible for providing services to the county, which typically spans an area of 4,000 square miles. The local government unit is responsible for providing services to the people in these areas.

Despite being politically conservative, the Republican Party has historically won presidential contests in the state. Historically, the state of Wyoming has also elected Democrat senators and executive-branch positions, though.

See the main Wyoming Page for county links.