Licenses and permits are obtained through various agencies within the city of South Bend and St. Joseph County.
- Building Permits are obtained through the Building Department.
- Business Licenses are renewable online. New licenses are available through the Department of Administration and Finance.
- Contractor & Sub-contractor licenses & registrations are issued through the Building Department
- St. Joseph County Health Department issues permits such as food, well and septic.
- Sidewalk Cafe and Sidewalk Sale permits are available through the Board of Public Works.
- Taxicab Licenses and Inspections are offered through the Division of Central Services.