Starting a Business in Savannah?

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Savannah, Georgia is the perfect place to start a business. To assist you in this process, the Starting a Business Guide will walk you through key information to consider and steps to take to get your business on track for opening day.

In order to obtain a business license (business tax certificate in the city of Savannah), you'll need (1) Business Location Approval from Development Services Department and (2) Business Tax Certificate from the Revenue Department.  

The City of Savannah also has a team of Business and Development Liaisons who are here to assist you through the City processes and requirements. Visit the Business and Development Liaisons page for more information on how each liaison can help you and how to contact them.

If you’d like to tap into additional support or assistance, the City of Savannah and the local community offers a host of resources and programs that are a click away in our Business Resources Directory.

The City of Savannah partners with several key organizations to assist businesses that are looking to relocate or expand operations in the Savannah area. From business loan opportunities to international trade, our Business Development Partnerships can provide you with the information and assistance you need.

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