Business Licenses


The Community Development Department is responsible for providing service to the general public, business license applicants, and existing licensees. Our aim is to provide quality customer service, ensure access to accurate and timely business license data, and ensure all businesses are compliant with the City of Hampton business regulations. 

Specifically, the Department answers inquiries for and about existing businesses, assist applicants in obtaining the proper business license by providing accurate checklists that help the application process, and receives and processes business license applications and renewals. 

Hampton Downtown Enterprise Zone (Main Street)

Businesses located within the Main Street district are eligible to participate in the Hampton Downtown Enterprise Zone. The Enterprise Zone is a delineated area of pervasive poverty, general distress, and underdevelopment which is nominated by the city council to receive incentives for qualifying businesses. For eligibility requirements please refer to Main Street: Economic Development | Hampton, GA (

Wanda D. Moore, PLA

Director of Community Development 

Tiffany Dobbins, MPA

Planner I

Customer Service:

17 E. Main Street South 

Hampton, Georgia 30228    

Tel.: (770) 946-4306


Applications & Forms

How do I apply for a business license?

Business licenses can be received by submitting a filled Business License Review Form (above) in person to Community Development at City of Hampton City Hall. A fee, dependent on the size and scope of the business, will be due upon submittal.

The form will then be reviewed by Community Development staff and the applicant will be notified of approval and their next steps towards receiving a CO (Certificate of Occupancy) which will allow them to operate their business.

If you have any questions of the process, please feel free to reach out to Community Development staff.