How Do I Find My NAICS Code

NAICS Codes are industry classification codes that are self-selected and determined based on a company’s primary line of business. For your business, it is important to properly select the correct NAICS code for many reasons including: government statistical purposes, taxation, classification, state and federal registration, contracting, and proper identification for your business.

What is My NAICS Code?

At SICCODE.com, we provide NAICS Codes tools and resources to assist you in determining your NAICS Code.

NAICS - Primary Business Activity

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the primary business activity of an establishment is determined by relative share of production costs and/or capital investment. In practice, other variables, such as revenue, value of shipments, or employment, are used as proxies. The U.S. Census Bureau generally uses revenue or value of shipments to determine an establishment's primary business activity.

What is a Primary NAICS code?

Each and every company will have a primary NAICS code. This number indicates a company’s primary line of business. What determines a company’s primary NAICS code is the code definition that generates the highest revenue for that company at a specific location in the past year.

NAICS Code Lookup / Directory

This page offers two ideal ways to identify your primary line of business. - NAICS Lookup/Directory

NAICS Lookup

Enter in a keyword(s) that best describes your business.

NAICS Code Search

The results will provide a list of code detail pages that offer in-depth coverage on every NAICS Code industry.

NAICS Search Result

NAICS Directory

The NAICS Directory allows you to drill-down from the more general (Top-Level 2-digit) NAICS Codes and identify the Final Level 6-digit code for your application and usage.

NAICS Code Directory

In this example, we will click into the Construction Top Level Category - 23 and identify the Residential Remodelers Final Level NAICS Code 236118. Notice the arrow at the top of the screen demonstrating that as you go from left to right on this hierarchy table, you will go from general to more specific levels of NAICS codes. The 6-digit level on the right is the most specific. The shaded green boxes show you the direct parent of this code. Click on any of the code links to view the Code Detail Page.

NAICS Code Directory List

Code Detail Pages

On the Code Detail pages, you will find the Official Definition, Industry Examples, Cross-References, Top Companies in this industry, USA Import/Export/Balance of Trade figures, Questions and Answers, as well as other Related Code Systems.

NAICS Code Details

Once you determine your NAICS Code at the 6-digit level, you can use this on SBA applications as well as other business documentation as requested.

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