Starting or Relocating a Business in Wickliffe

The City Development Team is here assist with the necessary steps to bring your business to Wickliffe. 

When considering opening a business in Wickliffe, it is recommended to take the following steps:

  • Site selection - find the right location. Please visit the Available Properties Page to see a current list of properties for sale/lease or contact us if you have a specific commercial property in mind. 
  • Review the City's zoning map to determine permitted uses.
  • Reach out to our City Development Team at 440-943-7105 or email to discuss your project and potential ways the City can assist. 

Required Approvals

  • Complete RITA's blue Business Registration form, found here
  • Approval is needed from the Wickliffe Building and Fire Departments to confirm that a business is a permitted use.
  • Any change of use requires approval through the Wickliffe Planning Commission. If a change of use from the previous use will be necessary, contact the Wickliffe Building Department for assistance at 440-943-7115.
  • All new work or change of use requires stamped/sealed design plans which must include the following: construction of walls, plumbing, electrical, heating, and fire suppression. Please consult the Lake County Building Department at 440-350-2636 for any needed building alterations and required permits.