Opening a Business

How to Open a Business in Solon

The Economic Development Department is here to walk you through all the necessary steps to bring your business to Solon.

First Steps

Before finalizing your decision to open a business in Solon, it is recommended to take the following steps:

  • Site selection - find the right location. Please visit our Available Properties page to see a current list of properties for sale/lease or contact if you have a specific commercial property in mind. 
  • Reach out to our Economic Development Department at 440-337-1313 or email to discuss your project and potential ways the City can assist. 

Required Approvals

  • Complete the Land Use Compliance Certificate Application form, found here. 
  • Complete RITA's blue Business Registration form, found here
  • Approval is needed from the Planning Department and the Building Department. The Planning Department should be consulted to confirm the business is a permitted use.
  • Any new work or change of use requires stamped/sealed design plans, including construction of walls, plumbing, electrical, heating or fire suppression. Please consult with the Building Department at 440-349-6737 to discuss requirements for your use.