Opening a New Business In Garrettsville

Starting a new business or relocating an existing business can involve quite a bit of paperwork. We've gathered here a list of what you need to do with regard to Village of Garrettsville and Portage County. If you have any questions, please contact us. We're glad to help.

For Village of Garrettsville
  • Submit a Change In Use/Change In Occupancy Application
    Submits your business for approval to the Planning Commission. This form must be completed and submitted to the Zoning office at least ten days prior to the Planning Commission meeting where your application will be reviewed. Planning Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month.
  • Submit a Sign Permit
    Submits your sign for approval to the Zoning Department. This form must be completed and submitted to the Zoning office at least ten days prior to the Planning Commission meeting where your application will be reviewed. Planning Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month.
  • Apply For a Zoning Certificate
  • Review the Codified Ordinances
    Different districts have different zoning requirements. Please review the requirements for your district to ensure that your project is in compliance. If you intend to operate your business within the Preservation District/Central Business District, you can obtain a copy of the historic guidelines and Garrettsville's Historic Colors from the Zoning office.
For Portage County

"Where else could I run a successful technology company out of a stunning three-story 1870's brick building!"
Erika Frankel
Owner - Hammer Data Systems, LLC

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