Business License/Occupational License

Business License Payments

You may pay your Business Privilege License online using a Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express credit card. The Business Privilege License is due by January 31st each year, and is $100.00.  If you are paying after January 31st, the payment amount due is $125.00.  You will need the following information to complete the transaction.

  • Business License Name
  • Business License Account Number
  • Year you wish to pay

Occupational License Payments

An Employer's Return of License Fee Withheld Form (Form OLF-1) must be filed.  The form is due on the last day of the month following the end of the calendar quarter.  The form must be filed monthly if the amount withheld is $3,000.00 or more per quarter.

An Annual Reconciliation of License Fee Withheld Form (Form OLF-2) must be filed by February 28th each year with a copy of the W-2's from the employer.  Every employer is required to submit a copy of Forms 1096 and the respective Form 1099's to reflect monies paid to contract labor, subcontractors, etc.

An individual employee subject to the fee shall file his or her return on or before April 15th each year for the previous year's wages /compensation on the Annual Individual Return of License Fee Form (Form OLF-3).

Payment Facts

  • Payments made after 5:00 p.m. on normal business days will be posted to the account on the next business day.
  • Payments are posted on normal business days.  This excludes weekends and City of Ashland holidays.

Business Name/Account Number
Year / Period Date
Contact Information:

Business Privilege License, Net Profit, Occupational License:
Phone Number:  (606) 327-2013, 2014, 2023 
Fax:  (606) 324-0978
E-mail:  mlayne@ashlandky.org, amccalvin@ashlandky.org, rlitchfield@ashlandky.org

Mailing Address:

City of Ashland
Attn:  OLF
P. O. Box 1839
Ashland, KY  41105