The City of Watauga is committed to helping all new and existing businesses succeed. Below is a list of resources, programs, and information sites to help you succeed. Please note, some sites will take off the City of Watauga website.

Steps to Starting a Business:

  • Finding the Right Location- The Importance of Understanding Zoning Restrictions and Requirements 
  • Business Inspection Information  
  • Obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy and Other Needed Permits 
  • City of Watauga Economic Development Programs & Resources

Visit our Development Services page for more information.

Additional Business Resources

Business Assistance Programs & Economic Development Programs

City of Watauga: 817.514.5800
7105 Whitley Road, Watauga, TX 76148
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Closed Major Holidays) 

SCORE – Counselors to Small Businesses:  817.871.6002
By appointment at North Richland Hills Library (9015 Grand Avenue, NRH) or at the Main Office in Fort Worth

Small Business Administration:  817.684.5500
4300 Amon Carter Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76155 

Free online services, training, and resources for small businesses. Lending for small businesses available. 

Official business link to the United States Government


United States Copyright Office:  202.707.3000 

Corporate Certificate/Incorporate Your Business

Secretary of State:  512.463.5600 

Small Business Resources

Tarrant County Community College: 817.515.2572
TCC Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76119
Small Business Resources with Tarrant County Community College

Permits, Ordinances, & Inspections

City of Watauga Charter and Code of Ordinances  

City of Watauga Public Works: (Permits, Ordinances, Certificates of Occupancy) 
7800 Virgil Anthony Blvd.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Closed Major Holidays) 

Tarrant County: (Health Permits & Inspections)  817.321.4984
100 E. Weatherford Street 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Closed Major Holidays)  
Contact: Jay Dickenson

City of Watauga Fire Inspector:  817.514.5880
5909 Hightower Dr. 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (By appointment otherwise) 
Contact: Brian Hatfield

Register a Business Name: (Also called “Assumed Names”) 

Tarrant County Clerk, Assumed Names:  
200 Taylor Street, Suite 301
Fort Worth, TX 76196 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Closed Major Holidays) 

Tax Assistance/Information:

Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs (Sales Tax/Franchise Tax Permit) 
1.800.252.5555 (Sales and Use Tax) (Franchise Tax) 

Field Offices: 

Taxpayer Services and Collections
4040 Fossil Creek Blvd., Suite 100
Fort Worth, Texas 76137-2747

Audit Office
Crosslands Plaza
6320 Southwest Blvd., Suite 201
Fort Worth, Texas 76109 

Internal Revenue Service

Obtain a Federal Employers Identification Number, find small business start-up information;
link to state information on permits, taxes, resource websites. 
Workforce Development: Recruitment, Retention, Training 

Texas Workforce Commission (Tarrant County Office):  817.548.5200

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

Mid-Cities Workforce Center website:  (Work In Texas) 
7001 Boulevard 26 North Richland Hills, TX 76180 

Tarrant County College (Continuing Education):  817.515.4233
Various Locations: Northeast Campus (Hurst), Northwest (Lake Worth), South Campus (Fort Worth),Southeast Campus (Arlington), Trinity River Campus (Fort Worth) 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Closed Major Holidays)


Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce:  The WEDC is a member of the NE Tarrant Chamber of Commerce. For membership information, contact 817-281-9376.

Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce: The WEDC is a member of the Keller Chamber of Commerce. For membership information, contact 817-431-2169.

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