Business Location Approval Application

Online Business Location Approval Steps

Questions? Watch the BLA Overview Video

Step 1) Click here to complete & submit the online Business Location Approval Application. After submitting the application come back to this page to complete the next steps.

Questions? Watch the BLA application Video here: 

Step 1a) Click here to fill out and submit the online Home Occupation formAll Home Occupations (businesses operating or based from a residential home address) must also complete the Home Occupation Agreement, in addition to the BLA application. 

Step 1b) Schedule a BLA Review virtual / phone appointment time at the following link here: 

Due to current staff availability and covid restrictions please schedule a 30 minute BLA review virtual / phone appointment after submitting your BLA application. Do not use the video call feature. Call 912-644-7709 at your scheduled appointment time.

If you should have any questions about the business approval application or the process, please watch the BLA Overview Video  If further questions then contact the Zoning Use/Business Approval Coordinator via email.

Step 2) Contact the City Revenue Department 912-651-6445 to register or transfer a Business Tax Certificate (AKA Business License)

How to Determine Your PIN (Property Identification Number)

A PIN is a Parcel Identification Number, which is the number assigned to parcels of real property by the tax assessor of a particular jurisdiction for purposes of identification and record-keeping. The PIN will be a ten-digit number similar to 2-0127-03-001. View the instructions on “How to Determine the Property Identification Number (PIN) of a Property.”

How to Determine the “Previous Business Name and/or Business Use”

If you do not already know the "Previous Business Name and/or Business Use" of your proposed business location, ask the landlord, property management company, or real estate agent for this information. If you can’t find it, enter “unknown” on the Business Location Approval application. Leaving this blank may result in longer review times.