The permit, issued to Store Crafters Inc., is for an estimated $452,000 commercial remodel at the Fulton Crossing shopping center, where the business will occupy a portion of the former Kmart store.
The remodel will encompass 14,998 square feet.
A demolition permit had previously been issued to allow for some of the building modifications being made to accommodate the retail store, according to Building Inspector Greg Tyson.
The construction is expected to move quickly with an opening in the next few months.
Harbor Freight sells hand tools, generators, air and power tools, shop equipment, automotive tools and related products. It has more than 800 stores.