Complying with all of the local and state regulations can be confusing when starting out. To help address some of your questions we've developed a brochure on How to Do Business in Brattleboro. In addition, you may want to refer to a resource the Vermont Secretary of State's office to assist those either starting or expanding their business: State of Vermont checklist
A Brattleboro Business license is required for all Businesses in Brattleboro; in addition to the business license the following types of business require separate permits:
Liquor or Tobacco license applications – Town Clerk
Food and Taxi Cab licenses – Town Manager's Office
Home Business, Change of Use (commercial or residential), Conditional Use – Planning Services Department
More information and application forms can be found under Licenses and Permits.
Signs: Permits are required for signs and can be obtained through the Planning Services Department. Or click on Licenses and Permits above.
Taxes: A personal property form must be filed with the Assessors' office.