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Home Based Businesses 
 Register Your
Business Name

(make business official) 

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Copyright
 
(protect your business name & branding) 

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 Corporate Certificate
(validate your company’s existence)  

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Tax Registration**
(state sales & use tax)


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Determine Zoning 
(zoning map of city, contact ED department with questions) 

 
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Permitted Uses 
(section 118-631 to ensure use is allowed by zoning category) 

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Building Permit
(ensure construction or if structural/alterations  meet current building codes)


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  Certificate of Occupancy
(to formally open your business)

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  Zoning Change*
Application

(If use is not permitted)

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 Special Use Permit* 
Application

(If use requires a special use permit) 
 
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Site Plan
Review Application

(ensure compliance with all appropriate ordinances) 

 
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Plat Application*
(subdivided or Assemble Property)

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Health Permit
(all food establishment)
 


       
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Liquor License
 (all businesses or food establishments  that are selling alcohol)
 


       
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*Requires City Council & P&Z Approval   **Does not include other state or federal tax obligations