Freezing temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday may affect the City’s distribution system, resulting in higher than normal water main failures. If you experience low water pressure or see any water line failures, please call the City’s 311 Action Line and take precautions against freezing pipes with these tips.

FAQ Topic: Business licenses

I want to establish a business in the City of Jackson. What do I need to do?

For questions concerning the establishment of a business, please visit the division of Signs and Licenses on the first floor of the Warren Hood Building located at 200 South President Street, Jackson, MS 39205. Once there, please ask for a Business Entrepreneur Assistance Team (B.E.A.T.) coach to help you navigate the business licensing process.

How do I file for a liquor license?

ABC manages the issuance of some 1,700 alcoholic beverage licenses for package retailers and various types of on-premises retailers. You can apply through the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

How do I start a business in the city?

When you are ready to start a business in the City of Jackson, please visit the Department of Planning and Economic Development at 200 S. President Street to meet with a Business Entrepreneur Assistance Team (BEAT) member to walk you through the process.

Does the city require a business license?

Yes, if you need to purchase a business license you can go to the first floor of the Department of Planning and Economic Development’s Signs and Licenses division located at 200 S. President Street. You will then request information to apply for a privilege license.

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