Occupancy and Use

The use and occupancy permit is issued by Inspections and Permits and must be secured prior to opening a business to the public. Be sure to allow plenty of time to obtain use and occupancy permit.

Continuing Support

Please know that the Department of Economic Development can provide a number of resources to support the growth and development of your business. Free services include:

  • Confidential in-house counseling
  • Marketing assistance
  • Ombudsman program
  • Online employment classifieds
  • Online commercial listings
  • Ribbon cutting assistance
  • Training and educational seminars

The county also offers an Incentive Loan Fund and Economic Development Loan Fund for well-qualified businesses, produces a number of publications annually and runs the business retention program to help local business owners grow and succeed. For more information, visit the Department of Economic Development online or call 410-535-4583.