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Before you open your doors, you need to determine if you can operate with your license or whether you will need to obtain a business license from the locality where you will be practicing. Contact the local business license department to find out how to obtain the license, which grants you the right to pay a fee and operate in that city or town.
When you file your license application, the municipal planning or zoning department will check to make sure that your area is zoned for your use of that building and there are enough parking spaces to meet codes (including handicapped parking). You may not operate in an area that is not zoned for your type of business unless you first get a variance or conditional-use permit.
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