ABusiness Location Approval (BLA) is required for all businesses that are located within City limits. The BLA process is an opportunity to confirm that your proposed use is permitted in the property’s zoning district and that the existing structure meets applicable building and fire code requirements. Once your BLA is approved (or you have obtained a Certificate of Occupancy for construction if required), you can apply for a Business Tax Certificate (also known as a business licence), which is required for all businesses operating within the City of Savannah limits.
To determine the zoning district and/or property ID number (PIN) for a property, consult the zoning map. The "Regulations by District" portion of the city’s ENCode Viewer or the principal use table outline whether a particular use is permitted.
Follow the below links for additional information about permitted uses related to: