The Business Services Advocate is available to assist business owners in navigating zoning, permitting, and licensing processes. For more information please contact, Sharon Pell at 304-781-8348 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Becky Bartlett, B&O and Licensing Specialist, at 304-696-5520 ext. 2059 or by email at email@example.com.
Business License Application- Anyone who is conducting business within the city limits needs to obtain a business license from the Finance Division.
Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax Return- Any business that is engaged in or caused to be engaged in activities with the object of gain of economic benefit, either direct or indirect must fill out the Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax Return.
City Service Fee- All individuals working within the city limits of Huntington will need to pay a City Service Fee of five dollars ($5.00) per week and will remain in effect until such time as rescinded by further ordinance of Council.
Sign Permit Ordinance- Wall signs, freestanding signs, temporary signs and many others require an approved Sign Permit from the City Planner.
Certificate of Occupancy Instructions- A Certificate of Use and Occupancy is required before any new building can be occupied or before an existing building can be used for a new purpose. This applies whenever a new business goes into an existing or new structure or there is a change of business owner.
Building Permit Application- Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by code, or to cause any such work to be done, will need to apply for a Building Permit.
A renewal will be sent out around the first of June each year. A business license is valid for one year starting from July 1 and ending June 30. All business licenses expire on June 30th of each year. Business license fees are not prorated.