Licensing and permits

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by abbott1024, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. abbott1024

    abbott1024

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    I'm looking to start a catering company in Ohio. I would like some advice on what type of Licensing and permits are needed to legally run the business. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. petemccracken

    petemccracken

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    Start with your local zoning authority to see where you might be allowed to have a commercial kitchen.

    Then the local health department to find out their requirements for a catering license

    Then the local business license authority for your business license

    Then the sales tax authorities for a resellers permit

    Then the fire department will visit you to check fire suppression

    Oh, it really would make sense to talk with your insurance broker as well.
     
  3. abbott1024

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    thank you so much this is very helpful and appreciated