Why is all of this information and documentation necessary? In order to apply for a business license to operate your warehouse or distribution center, you’ll need to provide this information to engineers, architects, fire protection professionals, warehouse layout and design specialists, and the governing building department for permitting.
It’s best to have all of these ready before you sign the lease in order to avoid a surprise or delay, as well as the expense of gathering the information yourself. If you have these basic items, the permitting process will usually take 4 to 6 weeks. If you have to gather these items yourself it will add additional weeks and building department frustrations.