Exotic Dancer License, Stripper License, Dancer Permit, and Sheriff’s Card
How to become a stripper. Do you need a license or permit to be an exotic dancer? In most cases, yes. However, the requirement for licenses, permit, and ID depends on the state, county, or city where you will be dancing or stripping. Individuals who engage in striptease-type acts involving dance or similar types of entertainment while removing clothing so as to eventually appear in a state of nudity or partial nudity for payment of money in a home, business, or some other place where the stripper, or exotic dancer, does not regularly dance. As a private exotic dancer, you will need a federal tax ID and a Business License. You will need the federal ID to provide to anyone that you receive more than $600 per year, so you can be issued a 1099 Form to pay self-employment taxes. Also, see Stripping on your resume, and how to sell it. Search and post jobs here.
British Virgin Islands
United States Virgin Islands
|US State||Cities||Male Clubs||Female Clubs|
|Arizona||AZ||Exotic Dancer License Arizona||Dancing License Phoenix|
|California||CA||Los Angeles||exotic dancer permit California|
|Colorado||CO||Exotic Dancer License Colorado|
|¨C9C Delaware||DE||Delaware License|
|¨C10C Florida||FL||Miami||Not Needed|
|¨C11C Georgia||GA||Exotic Dancer License Atlanta|
|¨C13C Idaho||ID||Idaho Club License|
|¨C14C Illinois||IL||Chicago Adult Use Regulation|
|¨C16C Iowa||IA||Des Moines|
|¨C18C Kentucky[E]||KY||Kentucky Dance Permit|
|¨C19C Louisiana||LA||Exotic Dancer License New Orleans||Exotic Dancer License Ascension Parish Louisiana|
|¨C22C Massachusetts||MA||Boston License|
|¨C23C Michigan||MI||Michigan Dance Permit||Michigan Club License|
|¨C24C Minnesota||MN||St. Paul||Minneapolis|
|¨C25C Mississippi||MS||Mississippi License|
|¨C26C Missouri||MO||Jefferson City||Kansas City|
|¨C28C Nevada||NV||2021 – No Contact, Bikini Bars||Exotic Dancer License Las Vegas|
|¨C29C New Hampshire||NH||Exotic Dance License Not Needed|
|¨C30C New Jersey||NJ||Trenton||Newark|
|¨C31C New Mexico||NM||Santa Fe||Albuquerque|
|¨C32C New York||NY||New York||Not Needed|
|¨C33C North Carolina||NC||Raleigh||Charlotte|
|¨C34C North Dakota||ND||Bismarck||Fargo|
|¨C35C Ohio||OH||Ohio Business License|
|¨C36C Oklahoma||OK||Oklahoma City|
|¨C39C Rhode Island||RI||Providence|
|¨C40C South Carolina||SC||Columbia||Charleston|
|¨C41C South Dakota||SD||Pierre||Sioux Falls|
|¨C42C Tennessee||TN||Nashville Beer / Dance Permit|
|¨C43C Texas||TX||Exotic Dancer License Texas|
|¨C44C Utah||UT||Utah Sexually Oriented Business License|
|¨C46C Virginia[E]||VA||Richmond||Virginia Beach|
|¨C47C Washington||WA||King County Dance Permit|
|¨C48C West Virginia||WV||ABC License|
|¨C49C Wisconsin||WI||Adult Establishment License|
Organizations and Resources
Stripper Web – Exotic Dancer Community – a positive and friendly environment where strippers can learn from eachother. Get strip club reviews, chat, more.
PDX Sex Worker Relief Project This mutual aid fund aims to distribute relief to Sex Workers in the Portland metro area who are most marginalized by systemic oppression in the industry and most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Soldiers of Pole is a labor movement of intersectional sex workers and strippers working collectively for the betterment, unionization and decriminalization of all sex workers in California and beyond.
Sex Workers Outreach Project is a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of people involved in the sex trade and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy.
SWOP Behind Bars Sex Workers Outreach Project- USA is a national grassroots social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education, community building, and advocacy. In 2016, SWOP Behind Bars was founded to carry this mission further; to currently and formerly incarcerated sex workers.
Stroll PDX is a harm reduction organizing by sex workers in Portland, Oregon.
G.LI.T.S. (Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society) approaches the health and rights crises faced by transgender sex workers holistically using harm reduction, human rights principles, economic and social justice, along with a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions from our own community.
Red Canary Song Red Canary Song is a grassroots collective of Asian migrant sex workers, organizing transnationally. Red Canary Song provides mutual aid support to Asian migrant worker communities in Queens.
Bay Area Workers Support (BAWS) is a peer-led, resource organization. They work for the health, safety, and livelihoods of people in the sex trade. They harness our community power to provide material resources, information, advocacy, and support.
Stilettos Inc. (Philadelphia Stripper Strike) mission is to educate, unify, support, and liberate strippers, sex workers, and allies.
Swarm Collective (U.K.-based sex worker group) is a collective founded and led by sex workers who believe in self-determination, solidarity and co-operation. They campaign for the rights and safety of everyone who sells sexual services.
Red Umbrella Fund is a Brooklyn based organization that promotes the rights of sex workers. They utilize different platforms and strategies to give voice to their sex workers. They encourage the safety and health of sex workers, and also provide counseling and job assistance.
Sex Work Matters: Exploring Money, Power, and Intimacy in the Sex Industry – Sex Work Matters brings together sex workers, scholars and activists to present pioneering essays on the economics and sociology of sex work. From insights by sex workers on how they handle money, intimate relationships and daily harassment by the police, to the experience of male and transgender sex work, this fascinating and original book offers new theoretical frameworks for understanding the sex industry.