Considering starting or expanding a business in Truckee?

Take advantage of our expanded online services designed to help prospective or active business owners start or expand their business in Truckee. - Start your demographic, market and location research

ZoningCheck- See where a particular use is allowed

OpenCounter- Understand requirements and fees for your planned use

 New! Start your demographic, market and location research with

Whether you’re considering starting a new business in Truckee or expanding an existing business, your decision will require careful research. The Town of Truckee is pleased to offer, an interactive, up-to-date, and customizable tool to help you access demographic information about Truckee and search for a location within Truckee that meets your needs. 

Need labor market information? Researching customer demographics and spending habits? 

Need to understand local industry competition?

 With you have quick access to detailed facts and data about Truckee. The geographic information system (GIS) powered website is centered around an interactive online map that offers sophisticated capabilities including “heat maps” showing concentrations of demographic data, as well as Google Street View and Google Earth. also includes a Sites & Buildings search tool to identify available property. 

Add an  available property to the Site & Buildings page

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Understand zoning requirements and permits with OpenCounter 

If you’re thinking about starting a business in Truckee, our OpenCounter and ZoningCheck tools are designed for you.

OpenCounter asks the right questions, in the right order, so business owners see the requirements, fees, and processing time that will apply to their planned use and location.

ZoningCheck is a simplified tool that shows where a particular use is allowed. Just enter the type of use and the address, and the tool will tell you whether the use is allowed. Click the "Learn More" button and you can see additional information on the zoning for the property.

Building a successful company is a long journey. In Truckee, we use the OpenCounter tool to help entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running more quickly and easily by providing an online interface to the permitting process at Town Hall.

Our OpenCounter tool also collects metrics on new business development activities to inform the Town’s economic development strategies, including which neighborhoods or districts have the most commercial activity and what kinds of businesses are starting.

We set up OpenCounter and ZoningCheck to help us establish a better working relationship with new small business owners. We hope that by offering an intuitive and beautiful interface to Town Hall for small business owners, we can help entrepreneurs feel that the Town is a partner and ally in their journey to opening day.


Other Resources

Join the Truckee Chamber of Commerce to help launch your business in the Truckee community.

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