Opening Your Business in Morgantown

The City of Morgantown Communications Office is working with the Main Street Morgantown Economic Restructuring Committee and the West Virginia University School of Business and Economics to develop a resource page for anyone looking to open a business in Morgantown - whether it's a home business, a business in a commercial zone, or a franchise.

Learn how to Open Your Business in Morgantown.
  1. Building Permits

    Here you can find building permit fees, helper sheets of items you need to bring to City Hall, and contact information.

  2. Business & Occupation Tax Returns

    The main revenue source for West Virginia cities is the business and occupation tax generated by any commercial activity locate within the City limits.

  3. Business Directory

    Browse through local businesses and organizations that operate in the area.

  4. Neighborhood / Business Association Recognition

    This purpose is to establish a recognition program that provides a standardized City recognition policy for Morgantown Neighborhood or Business associations and sets forth the responsibilities and benefits of being a neighborhood group or business group.

  5. Main Street Morgantown

    Visit the Main Street Downtown website for the following options: dining, shopping, entertainment, professional, services, wharf, parking, local, things to do, and about Main Street.

  6. Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce

    Visit the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce website for information about the chamber, member directory, community calendar, about Morgantown, join us, and contact us.

  7. RFPs / RFQs / Bids

    View open bids for consultants, service providers, contractors, vendors, and suppliers.

  8. Small Business Development Center

    The West Virginia Small Business Development Center offers Business Fundamentals classes regularly in Morgantown.

  9. Steps to Starting Your Business

    Look through the steps of starting your business here in Morgantown.

  10. Sustainable Morgantown

    Learn about the Green Business Coalition and Morgantowm sustainable programs.

  11. Vending Downtown

    Vendors are divided into two categories: Vending Trucks and Vending Carts. Both are required to operate with a City of Morgantown Business License, even if their headquarters are outside City Limits.