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Whether you’re an existing business in the City of Winchester or planning to relocate or start a new business in town, the City is here to help you. There are a number of programs in place designed to assist business owners, and the information provided on the City’s website should get you on the right track. For more information, call (859) 744-1660.

Existing Businesses
Winchester First offers a number of programs to assist existing City of Winchester businesses including the following:
  • Façade Improvement Program
  • Impact Financing Program
  • Business Guidelines
  • Commercial Rehabilitation Loan Program for Downtown Small Businesses

For additional information about these programs please contact Winchester First Department at (859) 737-0923.

New Businesses
Business License
Before opening up your doors for business, you will need to obtain a Business License from the Finance Department to operate in the City of Winchester. Contact the Finance Department with any questions.

The City is divided into various zoning districts. For each zoning district, there is a list of uses that are permitted in that specific zoning district and conditionally permitted with approval of a Conditional Use Permit. When looking for a place to start or relocate your business, it is important to make sure the zoning on the site allows the proposed use. Refer to the City’s Zoning Map and Zoning Code for details.