Doing Business in Elkin

Steps to Starting a Business in Elkin

Thinking of starting a business in Elkin? We are ready to help!
Start your process off with one call, or call us directly about the topic you would like to find out more about........  

Call Leslie at 336-258-8907, Economic Development
  • For grants, incentives, microloan, small business start-up services 
  • For available locations in and around Elkin
Call Sarah at 336-258-8906, Planning, Zoning, Signage
  • To find if the type of business you are wanting to start is allowed in your chosen location.
  • To apply for a signage permit before purchasing or investing in a sign.
If you are doing building renovations contact Surry County - 336-401-8300
  • Call Sarah first for a zoning permit (above)- letting the county building inspector know that your business is allowable in your location. 
  • Call the Surry County Building Inspections Department  - to apply for a building permit; often if you are working with a licensed contractor they will complete this stage for you.
  • Downloadable checklist for renovation.
  • Restaurant and food prep inspections also occur at the County level.
Call Laura at 336-258-8908, Main Street 
  • If you are looking specifically for a downtown location and enhanced downtown services or grant programs, our Main Street Manager can help you apply. 
  • Downloadable checklist for new businesses. 
Call the Fire Department at 336-258-8921 
  • When you are ready to open your business and need a fire inspection so you are ready to open your location to the public, call for an appointment. 
Call the Water Counter at Town Hall at 336-258-8905 
  • To set up your town utilities (water, garbage collection)

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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