Opening A Business

Check the Business Development Guide!

10 Step Guide

  1. Pick A Location
  2. Visit the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce website and complete the “Starting A Business” checklist.
  3. Obtain a “Certificate of Appropriateness”
    • Buildings within the H1 Wilmington Commercial Historic District require a “Certificate of Appropriateness” for all exterior changes and signage.
  4. Attend the Design Review Board meeting for approval of exterior changes and signage.
  5. Obtain a sign permit with a zoning permit application.
  6. Obtain a “Site Plan Review”
    • Changes to a site require a site plan review. Examples of changes that require this review are changes in numbers of parking spaces, storm water drainage, landscaping, lighting, or major additions.
    • “Site Plan Reviews” must be completed before obtaining a building permit.
  7. Will the business be serving food or drinks?
    • Begin gaining the licensing needed by completing the “Food Service Operation & Retail Food Establishment Facility Plan Review” packet and submitting it to the Clinton County Health Department.
  8. Obtain a “Commercial Permit” for a “Certificate of Use & Occupancy” and any building changes. 
  9. Complete the required inspections.
  10. Join the Chamber of Commerce & become a Main Street supporter! order esl expository essay on shakespeare source url how to write business bios custom cheap essay editing sites for school college admissions essays on diversity follow link go to site essays on loneliness life changing story essay research and papers levitra silver lake buy a college research paper uk writing services see reputable viagra supplier master thesis voorbeeld essay help short writing research paper examples outline best colleges for creative writing majors viagra cialis lavitra trial pack source site top dissertation methodology ghostwriter sites uk southampton dissertation deadline here go site a lesson before dying essay questions Check out the business guide timeline below!

Starting A Business

Explore the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce website and complete the “Starting A Business” checklist.

Go to for additional resources for starting a business in Ohio, including financing opportunities. 

Check out the Clinton County Economic Development Center for Clinton County business demographics.

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