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I am starting a new business in Middletown, what do should I do at the Department of Planning Conservation and Development?

It is always advisable to consult with the Department of Planning, Conservation, and Development when considering to set up a business in Middletown. you will want to get information on the following issues:

  1. Most importantly you need to see if the business you wish to set up in Middletown is allowed at all or to see what areas of the city you are allowed to operate.

    If you want to set up a business in a Business or industrial zone you should consult Section 61 of the Zoning Code.

    If you want to set up a business in a Residential zone you will need to see if it is allowed by Residential Unit Business Pursuit permit or by one of Special Exception that can be found in Section 60 of the Zoning Code.

    Section 61.05 of the Zoning Code to see what businesses are not allowed in Middletown.

  2. Understand the Parking requirements for your proposed business. These are governed by Section 40 of the Zoning Code.
  3. Our department can also help in directing you to available space for you to set up your business.
  4. Finally, you should see if any of the tax abatement or loan programs will be a benefit for your business.
Make sure that you also contact the following departments to learn about other requirements you may need to follow:
  • Health Department- 860-638-4960
  • Building Division- 860-638-4870
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