Starting A Business
“Shop, Dine & do Business in Downtown Hartwell!”
City of Hartwell Departments:
Building Permits/Inspections (706) 376-4756
Business Licenses (706) 376-4756
City Clerk (706) 376-4756
Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program (706) 376-0188
Utilities (706) 376-4756
Zoning (706) 376-4756
Hart County Health Department Food Permit— Environmental Health Office,(706) 376-2582
Georgia Department of Agriculture Food Sales Establishment License
Hartwell Historic Preservation Commission Certificate of Appropriateness—A map of the
downtown historic district is located at the City Zoning Office. , The commission meets the second Tuesday of every month
at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall Annex at 500 E. Howell Street. 706-376-0188
Sign Guidelines—Business signs must conform to city sign regulations and must also be approved by the
Historic Preservation Commission.
Fire and Life-Safety Inspection—. Hartwell Fire Chief Office is at City Hall, 500 E. Howell Street,
Hartwell, GA 30643. (706-376-4756)
Business License—In order to operate a business in Hartwell, you will need to fill out an annual Reporting Form
for Occupation Tax at City Hall.
PLEASE COME BY THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON STARTING A BUSINESS; AN INVENTORY OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES FOR RENT AND FOR SALE; FACADE GRANTS; GENERAL INFORMATION; PICK UP YOUR FREE BOOKLET ON “STARTING A BUSINESS IN DOWNTOWN HARTWELL”. WE ARE GLAD THAT YOU ARE HERE!