OPENING A NEW BUSINESS IN THE TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER
Welcome to Bridgewater! We’re so glad you’re here. Opening a business can be an exciting, and sometimes daunting, process. Town staff are available to help you succeed.
THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE NECESSARY STEPS:
In Bridgewater, a zoning permit must be obtained before a business:
- Opens in a fixed location (We recommend contacting the Town Planner in our Zoning office prior to signing a lease or purchasing property to ensure your intended use is permitted in the desired location.),
- Installs signage,
- Renovates an existing building, or
- Constructs a new building.
See Zoning or call 540-908-2536 to start the process for obtaining a zoning permit.
All businesses located within the corporate limits of the Town of Bridgewater must obtain a Town business license from our Treasurer’s Office. Dependent on the type of business, there may be other requirements as well. Click here to learn more about Business Licenses and Taxation. Please call 540-908-3399 to get started. We look forward to assisting you.
OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION: