BUSINESS SERVICES ADVOCATE
The Business Services Advocate is available to assist business owners in navigating zoning, permitting, and licensing processes. For more information, please get in touch with Sarah Bostic at 304.696.5540 ext. 2339 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Becky Bartlett, B&O and Licensing Specialist, at 304.696.5540 ext. 2314 or by email at email@example.com.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Businesses/individuals engaged in business activities within the city limits of Huntington, regardless of whether or not such persons maintain a permanent place of business in Huntington, need to complete a Business License Application.
Verify if the Location is in City Limits
Verify that your business location address, or the location where you will conduct work, is within city limits.
- Enter address at Boundary Map
Use the Steps to Start a Business Guide packet to get your commercial business started in Huntington.
A Certificate of Occupancy permit is required for all businesses with a physical location in the city limits of Huntington.
A Home Occupation permit is required for all home-based businesses located in the city limits of Huntington.
BUSINESSES WITH ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Tattoo Parlors and Body Piercing
CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS
Contractors and Subcontractors - Outline what the Contractor's and Subcontractor's requirements are to work in Huntington.
BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWAL
Business License Renewal will mail a preprinted renewal around the first of June each year. A business license is valid for one year, starting on July 1 and ending on June 30. All business licenses expire on June 30th of each year. Business license fees are not prorated.
BUSINESS & OCCUPATION (B&O) AND CITY SERVICE FEE (CSF) ACCOUNTS
The Finance Department will mail a Business & Occupation Tax Return and a City Service Fee Remittance Form quarterly after issuing the business license.
It would help if you were licensed with the City of Huntington before the due date of filing the Business & Occupation tax and City Service Fee.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
West Virginia One-Stop Business Portal (The Secretary of State's Office, the State Tax Department, the Division of Labor, and Workforce West Virginia)
West Virginia Alcohol Beverage and Control Administration (WV ABCA)
West Virginia Division of Labor
Cabell-Huntington Health Department
Cabell County Assessor
West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC)
Unlimited Future, Inc.
Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce