FAQs

Can I Operate a business out of my home?

Do I need a license from the City to operate my business?

How do I check up on a business?

Who can I complain to about a business?

Does the City have money to help me start or expand my business?

 

Can I operate a business out of my home?

  • Yes, if you meet the regulations set out in the City of Madison Zoning Code (LINK)
  • If you have questions please contact City Zoning at 266-4551

Do I need a license from the City of Madison to operate my business?

  • There is no general City of Madison business license. However, there are businesses that require a license from the City. These include businesses that sell food, alcohol and secondhand merchandise.
  • Please check with the City of Madison Clerk's Office to see if your business will require a license from the City.

How do I check up on a business? Who can I complain to about a business?

Does the City have money to help me start my business?

Last Updated: 08/18/2013

Contact the Office of Business Resources

Office of Business Resources
(608) 267-4933
obr@cityofmadison.com