Starting A New Business
Welcome to the City of Hapeville, Georgia!
Thank you for considering the City of Hapeville as your new home for your future business. This page contains information that will help guide you in obtaining licenses, permits, receipts and certificates from the City of Hapeville. Please do not start your business until you have completed all the steps necessary for your licenses, etc. Many businesses will require several steps in this process, while others may not.
Before you complete the Occupational Tax Certificate Application (PDF), it is necessary to verify that your potential business location is found properly zoned for the type of business you wish to open. You may contact our Community Services Department at (404) 669-2120 for this information. You will need to have your exact address and the type of business you will be applying for available.
Upon verification of zoning, you will then be directed to City Hall to complete an application. All businesses, excluding Home Occupation businesses, will be referred to the Downtown Manager for a review of your application. After the application is reviewed, the application will then be sent to our Community Services Department to schedule an appointment with our Code Enforcement Officer and Fire Marshall for the building inspection. They will inform you of all the remaining necessary steps that must be taken before your application can be processed for payment.
Once an application Checklist form has been completed, the application is then turned in to City Hall for payment processing. You will then be sent a bill for your tax permit. Once payment has been received in City Hall, you will then be issued your Occupational Tax Certificate. Following the steps outlined above will help to eliminate future problems with licensing and zoning.
We look forward to working with you as you begin your new business!