Business USE Permit

After identifying a space to utilize, the first step in opening any business, whether construction activities are planned or not, is to obtain a Business Use Permit (PDF). Through the process of obtaining the Business Use Permit, the Codes and Zoning Department can provide preliminary feedback regarding any required upgrades or permits that may be applicable. 

This may include something as involved as installing automatic sprinkler systems, or as simple as adding braille exit signs, or maybe nothing at all! The Business Use Permit, issued by the Zoning Officer, is a Zoning Permit but is not transferable to other structures.