Welcome to the City of Huntington Business Wizard. Using a series of questions the Wizard provides customized information to help you start and operate a business in the City of Huntington. The Wizard will help you:
Important: The Business Wizard covers permitting, licensing, and regulatory requirements for the City of Huntington. It also covers certain federal and local regulations. When reviewing your results page, be aware that the list of permitting, licensing, and regulatory requirements may not be complete. Depending on your specific business type and geographic location, additional federal and local regulations may apply.
Will you use or occupy a physical business location inside Huntington city limits (including a home residence)?Yes
Will your business be based out of your home?Yes
Are you a sole propietor (owner)?Yes
Are you registered as a non-profit or for-profit organization?Non-profit
Are you the property owner of the business location?Yes
Type of business activity: (check all that apply)Amusement
Will you operate any of the following business types?Alcohol Sales
Will you be doing work to the physical business bulding/location you will use or occupy?Yes
Will you be putting signage on your windows, building, or property?Yes
Will you be doing anything in the right of way such as adding a driveway, putting up an awning, etc.?
Right of Way definition: Land reserved for use as a road, street, alley, crosswalk, pedestrian way or other public purpose.
Disclaimer: This Business Wizard provides guidance in determining the licensing, permitting and regulatory requirements for operating a business in the City of Huntington. It is not, however, to be used as a binding authority. The Business Wizard's primary focus is on City of Huntington requirements. Certain federal and local regulations are also included, but coverage of these two areas is not comprehensive. Furthermore, while this Business Wizard is updated regularly, legal requirements and regulations do change, and the City of Huntington will not be held responsible for any omissions.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Register for Employee identification Number (EIN)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
WV Secretary of State: Register your business
WV State Tax Department: Register your business
Unlimited Future, Inc. (UFI): Business Incubator and Resource Center
WV Small Business Development Center (SBDC): The WV SBDC provides assistance to existing small businesses and the emerging entrepreneur.
Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber provides a wide range of services and benefits to its members including business referrals, business education workshops and seminars, exclusive promotional opportunities and events that encourage members to do business with members.
For additional questions about starting a business in the City of Huntington please contact the Business Services Advocate, Sharon Pell, at 304-781-8348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.