4 Steps to Starting Your Business

Does your business require a license?

2. Planning Your Business and Preparing a Business Plan

We are certain that your business will prosper, before you go ahead and win over the citizens of Tel Aviv, drop by city hall and make sure that your business meets all the rules and regulations. In other words, before starting your business, you must form a business plan based on the planning and building law, business licensing regulations, and general provisions. You may consult with the on-call engineer at the information center or make an appointment with a planning engineer to obtain instructions for planning and forming your business plan so that it meets all the requirements and can be approved as a basis for your business application.

Detailed information on preparing your business plan and approving your business can be found in the attached document.

1. Preliminary Information

Decided to start a business? Good luck! You are about to embark on one of the most fascinating periods of your life, with lots of gratification and quite a few challenges. Before signing a business contract, there are a few points you should look into. The service center for business, located at city hall, offers an array of services to help you plan, organize, and license your business. The center’s service representatives will happily assist you in obtaining preliminary information on these topics:

  1. Business and licensing – designated land use, types of businesses permitted to operate on the property, permitted uses according to the city zoning plan, betterment tax, preservation, and so on.
  2. Property tax – amounts to be paid, eligibility for discounts, etc.
  3. Signage – types of signage, approval process, signage licensing rates, and more.

3. Applying for a Business License

As in any leading city in Israel and around the world, obtaining a business license in Tel Aviv is a necessity – in most cases. Whether you’re starting a new business, renewing an existing business license, transferring ownership, adding or removing a partner, changing names of business owners or company managers, applying fundamental changes to your business, or increasing or decreasing your property area, you will have to apply for a business license. We’ll be happy to assist you with anything you need, and in some cases, even rush urgent applications.

Detailed information on the application for a business license can be found in the attached document.

4. Business License Issuance

The business licensing law defines the conditions for obtaining a license, and the Tel Aviv Municipality issues various types of licenses accordingly, ranging temporary licenses to long-term licenses. During the issuance process you will be asked to provide various documents and pay the relevant fees, and we will be happy to assist you in successfully finalizing this process.

Detailed information on the steps for issuing a business license can be found in the attached document. To begin the process, visit the link to the business licensing department found in the full document: 4 Steps to Starting Your Business.

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