Common Mistakes to Avoid
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WHAT REQUIRES A BUILDING PERMIT?
A building permit is required if you plan to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy or use of a building or structure.
WHAT IS A CHANGE OF USE?
If your business differs from the previous occupant, it may trigger a change of use. More information on changes of use can be found from the City’s Planning Department.
WHY IS THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION SO IMPORTANT?
Zoning determines such things as the specific land uses that are permitted, and dimensional standards such as the minimum lot size, minimum building setback and maximum building height.
DO I NEED A SIGN PERMIT?
Yes, your business will need a sign permit for new permanent signs or for changing the face of existing signs
Not having enough start-up money and operating without a budget.
PICKING THE WRONG TEAM
Choosing a partner, an accountant, an engineer, a contractor or an employee is often the most important decision you can make for your business. Choosing the wrong team is the single costliest error an entrepreneur can make.
Never sign a lease or agree to purchase a property without fully understanding the scope of work needed to complete your project.