Build Your Business in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County

Businesses of all sizes thrive in Charlotte. With our high quality of life and below-average cost of living, world-class arts and major league sports, Charlotte is a great place to start and grow your business.

The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are proud to partner with our customers to build a safe and thriving community. We’re glad you want to be part of that.

This tool will provide you with a guide of permits that may be needed from various agencies in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Because these permits are based, in large part, on location and property use, it’s helpful to have on hand as much information about your business as possible before starting, including a potential address. You might want to start this process by going to Charlotte ZoningCheck to help you research where you proposed business is allowed based on current zoning rules.

Find out what’s next – get started below.