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As a new business owner, welcome to the City of Inman! Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Zoning and Sign Guidelines
We recommend reviewing the zoning ordinance
to familiarize yourself with the guidelines for parking, signs, and so on. A sign permit is required if you want to advertise your business with a sign. Please schedule a consultation with the Planning Director
to complete the necessary permit.
The City contracts with CC&I Services LLC
for all building inspections. You can find out more by clicking here
Please schedule a consultation with the Planning Director to make sure the type of business you're interested in starting meets zoning district guidelines. The Planning Director will issue you a Certificate of Zoning Compliance for your business, which we in turn send to the CC&I Services LLC Department of Building Safety
. Our Certificate of Zoning Compliance is necessary for the CC&I Services LLC Department of Building Safety
to issue you a Certificate of Occupancy.
After you obtain the Certificate of Occupancy, then you will need to obtain a business license from the City. Please bring your Certificate of Occupancy to City Hall, and we will walk you through the process of obtaining a business license, which takes no longer than 15 minutes.
If you are a contractor conducting business within the city but your physical address is located outside the city, your license fee will be doubled (section No. 8 on license application).
New Construction or Remodeling
New construction and remodeling require a permit from the City, as well as an inspection from CC&I Services LLC Department of Building Safety
. Please schedule a consultation with the Planning Director to get started.
Local Hospitality Tax
The City of Inman has enacted a 2% Hospitality Tax on prepared food and beverages. A prepared meal is any food or beverage, including alcoholic beverages, beer and wine, prepared or modified by an establishment, which at the time of sale is ready for consumption. Business owners collect and remit the tax directly to the City. The Hospitality Tax provides a source of revenue for funding tourist-related projects.
Restaurants, bars, private clubs, hotels and motels, caterers, grocery stores, convenience stores and other food establishments are responsible for collecting this tax from patrons and are required to remit such collections to the local government.
Please remit hospitality taxes to the City on a monthly basis when the estimated amount of average tax is more than $50 dollars a month, on a quarterly basis when the estimated amount is $25 to $50 dollars a month and annually when the estimated amount of average tax is less than $25 dollars a month.
Commercial Façade Improvement Program
The City of Inman is offering a Commercial Façade Improvement Program to encourage investment in the City's Central Business District, with the goal of revitalizing downtown. This program provides funds to finance exterior improvements to commercial buildings that improve the appearance of the buildings.
Download the program policy and guidelines (pdf)
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