On November 25, 2014 Lancaster City Council adopted legislation to begin a Business Registration Program in the City.  With this legislation, every person that is engaged in any business or profession within the City of Lancaster is now required to register the business with the City.

We have initiated this registration program to enable the City to have a better knowledge and understanding of the businesses and business types operating within the City as well as locations.

A separate registration form is required for each place of business and for each business conducted at one address.

There is a business registration fee of $35.00, payable to the City of Lancaster when submitting the business registration form.

You can download a copy of the business registration form here.

If you wish to view the ordinance in detail, please click here.

If you would like more information on Pennsylvania’s business registration process, please click here.