Site Considerations

  • How accessible is the propose location?
  • Is the price right?
  • Does the site meet your requirements?
  • Do you want to operate your business from home?

Understanding Zoning

Find out if any ordinances or zoning restrictions could affect your business in any way. Avoid running into unexpected (and costly) permitting issues by making sure you’ve researched your property’s zoning and know what’s allowed. Zoning Check – learn where your business is allowed.

Find a Location and Permits

Finding a great location for your business is a critical step to set your business up for success. Do your research on the area and think about the needs of your customers and employees. You can also save time and money down the line by learning about zoning and building permits and getting smart about how to negotiate a commercial lease.

Visit the Atlanta Permitting Portal  to determine if a location is zoned for your type of business, and contact Invest Atlanta for site selection assistance. You may also visit the City of Atlanta Department of GIS.

Home-Based Businesses

Planning to work out of your home? Home-based businesses are some of the simplest businesses to set up in the City of Atlanta. However, there are a few rules that you’ll want to be aware of to make sure that your business activities aren’t disrupting your neighbors and that your location is safe for your clients.

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