START A BUSINESS
Starting a Business in Lincoln City
We're glad you're considering Lincoln City for your business location! To ensure that your start‐up goes smoothly, we encourage you to review this webpage and/or download our brochure. Best of luck in your new endeavor!
Step #1 Contact the Planning and Community Development Department.
Office: 801 SW Highway 101, 3rd Floor
(Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Verify that property zoning allows your business.
Identify the types of building permits required (change of use, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing).
If you plan to have signs, ask what type are allowed for your location (it varies, so be sure to check) and what types of sign permits are required
Review the address file for your proposed location, whether you are buying or renting. This gives you a history of building and mechanical permits.
Determine if other special circumstances apply such as Home Occupation Agreement, Street Vendor License, Concession Agreement, Mobile Food Unit, or Seasonal Permit