Developing Your Space

After deciding on a location, you need to develop your space. This includes getting inspections to ensure your space meets all regulations and then designing it to fit your business needs.


You must first obtain a building permit from City/County inspections ( You can also expedite the process by submitting documents electronically here:

City/County Inspections

Before installing a sign for your business, you must apply for a sign permit here:

Fire Inspection

Finally, contact the Fire Department to ensure that your space meets the NC Fire Code. (

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