Before you can start making money, your business will need to be licensed through the State of West Virginia and the City of Clarksburg. The following section will guide you through the process of getting an occupancy permit, a state permit, and a city permit.
Whether your place of business is a newly constructed building or an already existing building, and if your business is located in the City limits of Clarksburg, you need to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy (Form Below) before you can apply for a business license.
Obtain and complete the Certificate of Occupancy form and bring it to the Code Enforcement Department (Room 210).
Some Information you will need for the application includes:
If the business will be in your home that is located within the City limits of Clarksburg, you will also have to fill out a Home Occupancy Permit Form.(Form Below)
Schedule inspections with the Code Enforcement Office by calling the Code Enforement Office @ 304-624-1633
Before a certificate will be issued, these two inspections need to be passed.
When all inspections are approved the Code Enforcement Office will enter the information into the computer and notify the Finance office. The client/customer can then pay the $50 fee at the finance department's cashier's window on the first floor of City Hall.
In West Virginia, all businesses must be licensed with the State. **Business owners must file a state application for a business license before applying for the City business license**.
Applications for the State Business Franchise Certificate can be obtained:
Important! Retain a copy of the application for use with the City permit.