Types of permits for business in Mexico

Opening a new business is one of the most rewarding experiences, not only represents independence, ideas, entrepreneurship, among others, but it is also a pretty good way to spend time with the family and benefit at the same time in the case of family business. They represent a unique opportunity to prosper economically without worrying about bosses or being fired.

However, for many people, the headaches begin when requesting and obtaining the necessary permits to roll the snowball down the mountain, therefore, this time we are going to talk about the two most important permits for businesses: The authorization to use the name and the unique zoning certificate.


Authorization of use of denomination or company name

The company name is the name and the words that will differentiate your business from others, it is filed through the secretariat of economy through a specific web page called “Your Company”. This authorization allows you to use your company name in a totally legal way, which means that no one else can use it and, in addition, you will be able to issue documents on behalf of the company without problems.

A clear example of the need to obtain this permit is a clinic, because a person who needs weight loss surgery Mexico must know very well the name and characteristics of the clinic to which he will go, so, if there are two establishments with the same name, the person will not know which is the one.

However, if one of them has a current business name and is registered with the Ministry of Finance, they will have better references and the potential patient will be able to determine which clinic is the one that offers the services they need with all the laws. 

Unique zoning certificate or land use permit

The land use permit is one that entitles you to fulfill the purpose you are going to give to the land you are using to build your business, as well as the uses that you are allowed and prohibited for the place, in this way, you will be able to build the facilities you need without any legal inconvenience. The permit is obtained through the Secretariat of Urban Development and Housing, but can also be obtained with a “Digital Certificate”.

An example of the use of this permit is a Green Room Todos Santos,which intends to build its physical plant on a given land, if they obtain the unique certificate of zoning they will be able to perform this task legally and, in addition, comply before the law for the purpose that is intended to give the place.

Permits, regardless of their type, are an important aspect for all Mexican entrepreneurs, as these not only imply legality, but also, to be able to perform to the maximum the economic activities to be carried out without worrying about the damages that may be caused by carrying them out without permission.