OK. Not a pet store like what jumps to mind when someone says that. I don't plan to carry any animals other than feeder rodents, feeder fish, and various feeder insects. and occasionally some of the baby dragons, snakes and hamsters that I've bred myself or maybe those that are given to me because the owners don't want them or can't keep them anymore. And only supplies geared toward caring for various reptile species… If you haven't guessed, I plan to make it a Reptile Feed & Supply store. Since I already breed most of the rodents here at home in order to feed my own snakes, and I sell some to help pay for the added expense of keeping breeder animals. Working in pet stores is the only long term job I've ever had. It's something I really enjoyed. Anyways, I'd like to turn my hobby into a full time job as a home-based business. I have the space to expand into a small shop in my home. I just don't want to end up getting into trouble for not having the proper paperwork and whatnot if it ever came up… The problem I'm having though is that I can't find any guidelines on what licenses/permits I'd need to have (other than an EIN and Tax ID for collecting sales tax and being able to hire help if needed). There is a lot of information on the internet for home businesses in Sierra VIsta, AZ. but I live outside those city limits so I'd like to find the laws that apply to all of Cochise County as well. and so far have had no luck.
I know this is kind of long, so thank you to anyone who takes the time to read it, and thanks in advance for any helpful information.