The Department of Planning, Zoning and Economic Development is happy to assist business owners within Manchester. Whether you are looking at starting a new business within our City, or are an existing business with questions on license renewal or expansion, our staff is here to assist you.
New business inquiries looking for zoning and application questions, should email the Department.
Manchester Business Newsletter
In an effort to grow our partnership and support our businesses, the City has developed a quarterly business newsletter. Below you can find a link to the first issue of the Manchester Business Newsletter. To subscribe to future issues sign up here.
Business License Renewals
2020-2021 Business Licenses become due on the 15th of April. The new business license year is May 1 to April 30 of each year. Packets for 2020-2021 business license renewals are going to be mailed to each licensed business the first week of March 2020. The deadline for license renewal is April 15, 2020 to avoid late fees.
Thank you and The City of Manchester wishes you much success!
Advertise your Manchester Business in our Business Newsletter!
In efforts to continually grow our partnerships with local businesses, the City of Manchester has created a spotlight request form. If you have an upcoming event or opening you would like in the quarterly newsletter, or on other City platforms, you can fill out the request form here. To further connect, you can follow the City of Manchester on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you would like more information, or to touch base with City Staff, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-227-1385 ext. 118. Thank you to all of you working to make Manchester the best city to be in!
Considering opening a new business in Manchester? Download this brochure (PDF) for the necessary steps to opening your doors in Manchester.
Review these guidelines (PDF) to see if a permit is required for the work you will be completing.