What types of businesses are permitted?
The City of Harlem Planning and Zoning Code permits many types of businesses by right throughout the five commercial zoning classifications. There are additional businesses that are permitted as Conditional Uses which must be approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council in both commercial and residential zoning classifications. A complete listing of permitted and conditional use businesses is available in the Planning and Zoning Code, Title XV, Chapter 152, §152.046-152.047. Please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 706-556-0043 for further information. A current map of the City with zoning classifications for each parcel is available here.
What if I want to work from home?
Certain businesses, trades, professions, and occupations are permitted as home businesses with the overall intent of protecting residential neighborhoods from business uses that would detract from the peace and quiet of the area. A full list of permitted businesses and guidelines is available here. Please note that a home business use carries an additional one-time fee of $25.