Starting A Business

Are you planning to start a business in the City of Georgetown? Small businesses plays an important role in our city; they provide quality jobs, help power our economy, and revitalize neighborhoods. Small business create 7 of every 10 new jobs and they employ just over half of the country’s private sector workforce. A good idea is just the first step to a successful venture, but with proper planning you will be better prepared to thrive in today’s dynamic business world.

The City’s Planning and Community Development Department is available to assist you, so please call or come in to discuss your plans if you have any questions.


City Administrator: Sandra E. Yúdice, Ph.D., 843-545-4000


New Business Checklist

Business Resource Guide

Business License Application

Zoning Map

Building Permit

Sign Permit