Business Permit/Exemption Letter- Some cities and townships in Indiana may require a business permit for child care programs to operate. Cities and townships which do not require a business permit, a child care program is still required to obtain a currently dated letter of exemption for a business permit and must be provided by the governing office of that city or township. Please verify with your consultant which type is appropriate for your child care program and location. The business permit or exemption letter must be uploaded with your initial or renewal application in I-LEAD. New business permits can be acquired from your local zoning commission in your area. Business permits and exemption letters should be renewed with a current date annually.