All kinds of goodness grows in Idaho soil -- from the state's famous Russet Potatoes to all manner of precious and semi-precious gemstones. Idaho issues a fair number of business licenses and permits at the state level, leaving cities to go easy on the licenses and permits they require of entrepreneurs.
In Idaho, as the name suggests, auto repair businesses fix cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles. Although a few states such as Texas, have no special licensing requirements to work on cars, most states and some cities and counties require auto mechanics and their businesses to be duly licensed. In California, an auto mechanic may need a professional license, state license to run a repair shop, county auto repair permit, county HAZMAT permits and a city business license. Regulations vary from state to state.