Vendors who desire to do business with the City of Fort Oglethorpe must complete and submit an IRS W-9 form to the Finance Department prior to invoicing the City for work. In addition, any vendor engaging in the “physical performance of labor or services” must register with and use the federal E-Verify program. This is not limited to public works projects only nor is it limited to projects for which a bid is required. This is for all labor and services that exceed $2,499.00 for one single project. Other forms are also required of vendors, including proof of insurance in most cases.
If the building is changing occupancy, classification or modifications are being made to the building, plans must be submitted to our Building Official and then to the Fire Marshal’s office. To obtain a Certificate of Occupancy, an inspection is required at the business location by our building inspectors; the inspection cost is $20. Upon passing inspection, the business can start the application process.
If a business is changing owners, classification or location, a new business license must be issued. A business license may NOT be transferred from one owner to another. For new businesses needing to know what class they are, please call or email and to call before starting process to make sure questions are answered.