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FAQ Topic: New Business

How do I register my new business?

If you would like to register your new business, you should check with the Business Development Division to make sure your business location is zoned properly for the business you want to do. Then you will need to complete a Business License Application.

How do I start a business in the City?

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.

Can I operate a businesses from home?

Businesses operated from the home of an individual must obtain a Home Occupation Permit from the Zoning Division. A Home Occupation Permit offers services to the public but has numerous restrictions: No retail trade and no stock on the premises No increase in traffic to and from the dwelling No mechanical equipment other than that … Continued

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