Business License - Commercial Occupancy Permit

To open for business, you will need to obtain a Business License - Commercial Occupancy Permit. All other permits must be finaled out before we issue the Commercial Occupancy Permit.

Submit your application for the Business License - Commercial Occupancy Permit (PDF) to the Building and Housing Department with the required $100 fee.

Schedule Safety Check

As part of this process, please schedule the final life safety check of your space by calling the Building & Housing Department at 216-491-1461. The Assistant Fire Chief and a Building Inspector will conduct this inspection, which takes 30 minutes on average. Food operators must also provide a copy of the food license at this inspection. If everything checks out, your Commercial Occupancy Permit will be issued and you may open for business.