Grocery and Convenience Store Permit Expediting Services

Get the Essentials!

Time is money and margins are razor-thin in today’s ultra-competitive convenience store marketplace. An experienced permitting partner with local knowledge can streamline the review and approval process to help get your store open on time.

Our professionals are highly proficient at coordinating documents across multiple departments and preparing location-specific applications. Whether building a new location or upgrading an existing store, we routinely give convenience stores the greatest chance for an expedited permit approval.

Single Location

Opening a new store? We can help research the location, prepare your permit applications, and then manage the approval process.

Multi-Location Expansions

Plans to open a series of new stores? Let our team be your single point of contact for all entitlements and permits.

Regional and National Rollouts

Improving a series of existing locations? Our local knowledge and experience with C-Store construction make us the ideal partner.

Who We’ve Worked With

The top C-Store chains in the country rely on Permit Place for their regional and national expansions and rollouts.

How We Help

Due Diligence & Research

Zoning issues, entitlement requirements, and controlled-substance sales can all create headaches and long, costly delays.

Before investing too heavily in a property, get a thorough analysis of timelines, costs, and hurdles you’ll face when opening your convenience or grocery store. A single report can end up saving a lot of time and money.


If you’re planning to sell food, alcohol, or tobacco products, you will be required to obtain entitlements before any building permits can be issued.

Our team can guide you through the entire process, including identifying the types of entitlements you’ll need, building your application, and even appearing on your behalf at public hearings.

Construction Permits

Whether upfitting a newly acquired space or fitting out an existing store, properly preparing your permit application for the type of construction projects C-Stores require will be crucial to an expedited review.

Work with a permit expediter well versed in the needs of convenience stores. We can help you align with local building codes and streamline the application process to help keep you on schedule.

Health Department Approvals

Delis, coffee bars, and bakeries will require approval from the local health department. They closely review your equipment, surface materials, process, ventilation, and more.

Our team understands the specific needs of convenience and grocery store food services. Let us help prepare and submit a complete application so you can offer the services customers expect.

Fire Department Permit Approvals

Fire, Sanitation and Other Departments

If updates to a location change floor layouts, sprinkler systems, fire alarms, or exit routes, the fire department will need to sign off on the construction plans before permits are approved.

Let us package the required documents and present everything the fire department needs for a quick review and sign off.

Liquor Licenses

Every state offers a variety of alcohol permits, each specific to the type of alcohol and where it’s consumed. As a convenience store, you’ll need some form of off-site consumption license.

Permit Place can help you identify the proper liquor license for your store, streamline your application process, and even appear on your behalf for any public hearings.

Sign Permits

Size, placement and proximity to the street are all factors a planning committee may consider prior to approving your new C-Store signage. If you’re moving into an existing neighborhood center, you’ll also likely need to comply with a master sign program.

Permit Place can assess all the local regulations with which you’ll need to comply, and where necessary, manage the process of obtaining any required entitlements.

Tobacco and Marijuana License

Every retail location that sells tobacco and/or marijuana products will be required to get a license.

Depending on the jurisdiction, concentration of vendors, local and state laws, and much more, these licenses can be challenging to secure. Let Permit Place help manage the process, from site investigation research to application and any required public hearings.

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What Our Clients Say

“I’m very impressed with Permit Place for going to these lengths to help us. This clearly shows that they feel our sense of urgency and that they take their role in our projects seriously.”

“Permit Place is a well organized reliable company that you can always count on.”

“Over the two years I have worked with Permit Place, they have consistently impressed me with their commitment to serving our needs… it’s easy to see who is willing to adapt to the changes and they’ve been outstanding. I describe Permit Place as a partner with us, much more than just a vendor.”

“We have saved three months of paperwork and thousands in fees. I want to personally thank Permit Place for the quick thinking, the creative strategy, and the timely work that got our projects approved. Your partnership is greatly appreciated.”

“Permit Place has been an invaluable resource for our company as we worked through 75+ projects spread across the U.S. & Canada. Their attention to detail and amazing service is second to none. Thanks again for all your hard work.”

“We have grown to rely on Permit Place to obtain permits for our nation­wide franchisees. They have delivered remarkable service since day one and we would recommend them to anyone.”

“It is always a pleasure doing business with Permit Place and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing permitting assistance. I will continue to use them in the future.”

“Permit Place has been very efficient and thorough in gathering preliminary feedback/info from my site surveys.”

“Permit Place has been fantastic to work with. Thank you, as always, for your great work.”

Schedule Time To Talk

Let’s schedule 30 minutes to discuss your project and how Permit Place can help expedite your convenience store permit approvals.