I wasn't going to jump in cause I don't want to offend anyone, but this is really a normal part of doing business. We have spent over 3 months in getting our legal plans set in motion and approved......we haven't had ANY fun building props, playing with cool stuff etc....we have been nose deep into all the books and playing all the games the city and state like to play. We are now into our 4 month of business and we are just starting the actual prop building. We have got almost 1500.00 in just legal expenses.......
1.) Legally Register your company name
2.) Declare your company status( Inc, LLC, Partnership)
3.) Business License
4.) Temp Special Events Permit
5.) Building Permit
6.) Tax ID number
7.) Special Events Liability Insurance
8.) Workers Comp Insurance
9.) Police Assembly Application
10.) Fire and Rescue Approval of floor plans
and Im sure there's some stuff Ive left out but this is before we ever built a single wall.
We now have over 100 walls built, painted, fire gaurded, and tomorrow I throw my first welds down on the first prop. We are very excited to get this Haunt going, and now with all of the hard work out of the way, we feel confident that we can put on a show that will be fun, safe and profitable for us for many years to come. I feel its not worth all of your time and effort to build a Haunt and have some jackass tell you on opening night that you don't have all the proper permits to run your Haunt. Or even worse, you get it open and someone gets hurt because you didn't follow the rules.....man I know I don't want to be in that situation. If theres anything I can help you figure out, please don't hesitate to ask....