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Code enforcement bringing businesses into compliance

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany code enforcement officers are working to make sure businesses are operating with all the proper paperwork in place.

In May and June, they collected nearly $100,000 that was overdue for occupational tax certificates, better known as business licenses.

Every business in the city must renew its certificate each year. The minimum cost is $100. In May and June, code enforcement officers identified more than 80 businesses that had yet to renew.

Once they were forced to come into compliance, the city collected $97,000 in fees. They are continuing to make sure all businesses have occupational tax certificates in order to operate.

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