Starting a Business in Bucksport

Can the town offer any financial assistance for my business?

The answer is a resounding YES! For information on financing options that are available, go to the economic development website.

What permits or licenses do I need to start my business?

A new business, whether locating in an existing building, or starting from the ground up, is subject to approval by the town. Depending on the type of business and the extent of development involved, approval may be granted by the Code Enforcement Office or the Planning Board. Certain businesses are also subject to licensing by the Town Council.
To obtain more detailed information about permitting and licensing requirements, you may view this document, or contact the Code Enforcement Officer.

Who should I contact about my proposed business?

It's always a good idea to contact the town's Community and Economic Development Director to discuss your business plans, and how the town might be able to assist.
If you're curious about any zoning restrictions or other regulations that apply to your business, the Code Enforcement Officer is the best one to speak with.