Starting a new business or locating one in the Town of Beloit requires some planning to ensure that your start-up or expansion will proceed smoothly. To begin the process, you will need to contact Town Hall to:
- Verify that your business is a permitted use within the property’s zoning and if there are parking constraints that may need approval.
- Obtain-and have approved-an occupancy permit before your business can open. All types of businesses in the Town of Beloit require an occupancy permit. This includes renting office, commercial or industrial space in any building in the Town of Beloit.
- Have approved any exterior signage or facade changes by the Town’s Plan Commission.
If you’re reading this, you may be considering building your business in the Town of Beloit. It is our hope that this page and it’s links will give you the information you need to make this decision and become a valued business within the Town. You can always find information on current development projects and a portion of rental spaces within the Town on our Current Commercial Projects Page.
It is most important that you determine that your business will meet Town Zoning Code requirements and existing ordinances. In that regard, it is highly recommended that you begin the review process with Town Staff before signing a lease or purchase agreement. Speak to the Town Administrator first about your proposal. Then submit your proposal to Town Hall.
Zoning – Is the proposed business permitted at the location you have chosen?
Businesses in a given zoning district are classified under the code as “permitted uses” or “conditional uses.” A business classified under the code as “conditional use” will require an application for a Conditional Use Permit for review by the Town Plan Commission which meets once per month. For more information, view the Conditional Use Permit handout.
Town staff are here to help attract businesses and ensure that they succeed! The Town will help to provide as much information as possible regarding small business loans and government grants for your business. Also, be sure to see what economic development incentives are available through the State of Wisconsin by visiting inwisconsin.com.