Starting a Business

Where to Start

1. Visit the Building Department
Once you find a location contact the Building Commissioner, who is the Zoning Enforcement Officer.  The Building Commissioner needs to sign-off that your business is permitted to operate in the zoning district you are locating in.

2. Visit the City Clerk's Office
The Building Commissioner will provide you with the necessary documentation to obtain a doing business as (d/b/a) certificate if your business name is something other than your name, the cost is $40.00 and it is good for 4 years.