Business Permit / Exemption Letter- Some counties may require a business permit. For those counties that do not require a business permit, a letter of exemption must be provided by the governing office of that county. Please verify with your consultant which type is appropriate for your child care program and location. If your county is exempt, a recent business exemption letter must be uploaded with your renewal application. New business permits can be acquired from your local zoning commission in your area. Permits/Letters should be renewed annually.