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The Department of Planning, Zoning and Economic Development is happy to assist business owners within Manchester. Whether you are looking at starting a new business within our City, or are an existing business with questions on license renewal or expansion, our staff is here to assist you.

New business inquiries looking for zoning and application questions, should email the Department.

Manchester Business Newsletter

In an effort to grow our partnership and support our businesses, the City has developed a quarterly business newsletter. Below you can find a link to the first issue of the Manchester Business Newsletter. To subscribe to future issues sign up here.

Business License Renewals

Existing businesses who need assistance with their license renewal should email Cinnamon Mullins.

2019 Business Licenses become due on the 1st of January. Packets for 2019 business license renewals are going to be mailed to each licensed business the first week of January 2019. The deadline for license renewal is March 15, 2019 to avoid late fees.

Thank you and The City of Manchester wishes you much success!

Business License Renewal Form

Advertise your Manchester Business to our New Residents!

We want all new residents who move into Manchester to know about the wide variety of businesses this City has to offer.

Our Economic Development department has developed a program to distribute new resident welcome packets to all who move into the City throughout the year. We invite each of our businesses to participate in this advertisement by first signing up for our email registry. Simply complete the Business Email Registration Form. You will be sent a confirmation email to confirm you subscription. Once you’ve confirmed your email our Director will email you the information of where to bring your coupons or business flyers so they may be distributed to the new residents. Please note: You may opt-out of the program at any time if you wish.

Our goal with these new initiatives is to bring our residents and businesses together to help make Manchester a success!

We thank you in advance for your participation.

Opening A Business in Manchester

Considering opening a new business in Manchester? Download this brochure (PDF) for the necessary steps to opening your doors in Manchester.

Doing Interior Work in your Business?

Review these guidelines (PDF) to see if a permit is required for the work you will be completing.