Filing for municipal approvals to operate a business can be complicated. Here we detail the approval process and the required documents and certificates needed in order to obtain the required municipal approvals from the Department of Community Development for you to legally operate your business. This includes:
Registering your business with the Fire Prevention Bureau to obtain a Non-Life Hazard Certificate
Obtaining your Occupancy Certificate of Compliance, and
Obtaining your Zoning Commencement of Use
Types of Business Space
The Approval process required depends on the type of space you are going to operate in and if there is a construction permit associated with your business moving into the space. The business scenario and the type of Business Space define which process you must follow. Click below to learn more about each specific scenario.