Business Operating Permit

GENERAL INFORMATION

It is mandatory for business operators to obtain a business license before commencing operations at the begining of each year. The Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly requires that anyone or organization intending to carry on a business or profession as a whole should first endeavour to apply for a Business Operating Permit to make legal the existence of the business. This permit expires on 31st December of each year and must be renewed yearly at an approved fee fixing rate.

The Revenue office of the assembly is in charge of issuing Business Operating permit to business owners operating within the Korle Klottey municipality. The office operates from Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 5PM. For more information do contact the revenue unit of the Assembly.

PROCESSES TO OBTAIN A BUSINESS OPERATING PERMIT FROM THE KORLE KLOTTEY MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY

1. Write an application or introductory letter to the Municipal Chief Executive stating the Name of Business, Type of Business and Location of Business.
2. Add all relevant documents (Certificate to Commence Business, Certificate of incorporation etc .if any)
3. Cross check of the relevant documents with the Registrar General Department and other issuing authority like the Bank of Ghana for financial institutions.
4. Inspection of office premises if necessary.
5. A bill is generated and served on the applicant with reference to the Local Government Act (Act 462) sections 34, 78, 94, 98 and also in accordance with the Fee Fixing Resolution of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly depending on the type and location of the business.
6. A Receipt and a Certificate are issued after payment.
7. The Certificate is renewable yearly.

BUSINESS CHANGES & CLOSURE

Also any change of name of business or closure of business should also be communicated to the same outfit so that we can update our records for future decisions. Please note that an operating licence is not transferable. Transfer of ownership is considered termination of licence agreement. Also, a new business cannot use the licence of an old business.