Bed & Breakfast or Homestay

What is the process?

Step 1: Verify if Proposed Business is Allowed at a Location

Verify the bed & breakfast or homestay is allowed on the property.

Verify if Proposed Business is Allowed at a Given Location
(500 character limit)
Enter security code:
 Security code

Step 2: Wait for Response

Wait for Planning staff to reply to the business location verification request before continuing to Step 3.

Step 3: Initiate Application With County Tax Collector

Then initiate a business license application with the County Tax Collector.

Step 4: Apply for Zoning Clearance with Planning Staff

1. Access the Citizen Self Service (CSS) Portal.  

2. Select "Apply" 

3. Select “Planning Applications” 

4. Find the "Business License Zoning Clearance"

5. Select "Apply" 

6. Follow the online instructions to apply for your business license zoning clearance.

Step 5: Pay Invoice with Planning

Staff will look over application and email invoice, which can then be paid online here*.

*Make sure to add INV to the invoice number (e.g. INV2020-01234), when searching for the invoice online.

Step 6: Tax Collector will Continue Processing

Once Planning staff approves the Zoning Clearance, Planning will notify the Tax Collector, and the Tax Collector will mail the business license to the applicant.

Who can use this service?

This service is available to anyone applying for a County business license that:

  • Proposes a new business;
  • Involves a change of use in an existing structure; or
  • Renews an existing business that utilizes leased off-site parking.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

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