Acquisition of Business Operating License/Permit

The Assembly’s Bye-law requires that individuals, firms and corporate bodies who intend to do business in the Metropolis should obtain Business Operating License and renew such license annually on payment of appropriate fess in accordance with the Assembly’s fee fixing regulation for any particular year.

1. Who can Apply
Any individual or registered entity/organization wishing to operate a business within the Metropolis.

2. How to Apply
i. You purchase application form from the Cash Offices of the various sub-metros
ii. Complete in full the application form and submit it to the Revenue Mobilization Officer (RMO) at the Assembly’s main office, Sekondi.
3. Requirements

  • Must have registered with the Registrar General’s Department and have been issued with Business Registration Certificate.

  • Registration Certificate from other recognized bodies as may be applicable.

  • Tax clearance Certificate from Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • 4. Processing Procedure
  • A joint team from Finance Department, Environmental Health Division and City Engineer’s outfit will inspect the premises of the applicant within 5 business days of submission of application.

  • The inspection team makes appropriate recommendations to the Assembly within 2 business days from the day of their inspection.

  • Upon approval by the Assembly, license is issued to applicant at a prescribed fee.

  • NOTE
    Fee charged by the Assembly depends on the type, size and location of the business. Fees are subject to change and regulated by fee fixing resolution adopted by the Assembly annually. The process for acquiring license/permit for some category of businesses may differ from what has been provided above.