Licensing & Permitting

Start a Business in Evansville 

Starting a business in Vanderburgh County requires you to complete a number of basic steps and make some key decisions. As part of your overall plan, you'll need to select a location, decide on a business structure, and obtain the necessary licenses and permits. Additionally, determining which financing options will meet your short-term needs and long-term goals is crucial. The Growth Alliance can help guide you through this process and direct you to helpful resources within the community.

* An updated verison of our guide is underway. Check back in Q1 of 2018 for the updated guide. 

New Residential Construction & Sign Permits

New residential construction permits and sign permits from the Area Plan Commission, the Building Commission and the Evansville Water & Sewer Utility may now be applied for and paid for online.

Purchasing a Facility in Vanderburgh County 

Please remember to call the Evansville Building Commission regarding a new facility, prior to purchasing. The Building Commission can provide you with critical information regarding permits, building codes, inpections and much more. O: (812) 426-5404. 

Office Space | Coworking Space

Are you in need of office space? We've got you covered. 

If a traditional office is more of your style, Innovation Pointe may be the solution for you. Managed by the Growth Alliance, Innovation Pointe is a high-tech business incubator located in the heart of Downtown Evansville. Innovation Pointe assists in the creation and growth of new businesses.

Are you more productive in creative, team-oriented environments? Is your startup budget tight? Coworking could be right for you! The Station, Evansville’s premier coworking space offers local innovators a contemporary, professional, open-desk, work space with opportunities to collaborate and network with like minds. Located inside Innovation Pointe, The Station currently hosts 22 active members and offers amenities that include: 24 hour (secure) access, high speed internet connection, use of conference rooms, essential operating services, convenient parking, mailing service, and access to counseling and mentoring services.

Making Connections

If you're just starting out, we suggest joining Evansville Tech on Tap to network with some of Evansville's greatest entrepreneurs and innovators. By joining, you will be invited to monthly "meet-ups" that are often educational and provide great networking opportunities.  Membership is Free and you can un-register at any time.

The Growth Alliance is a proud sponsor of Evansville Tech on Tap. Please feel free to contact our office for additional details or to attend one of the meet-ups with our staff.