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Businesses face closure if licenses aren’t paid up
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The clock is about to run out on Hinesville businesses that haven’t paid for a 2024 business license.

Of the city’s 1,691 businesses, 127 had not paid for a 2024 business license as of March 15. For those who have not paid as of April 1, they will be getting a visit from the Hinesville Police Department. Officers will ask that business to close until the business license fee is paid.

Businesses that have not paid have had a 1.5% interest fee assessed each month and a 10% penalty goes in place April 1.

“We have sent emails, made phone calls,” said Deridra Weeks.

Initial letters advising businesses of the December 31 deadline to submit 2024 business license fees wee sent out November 4, according to the city.

“We sent out letters to everyone this year,” said City Manager Kenneth Howard. “Everyone should have had an opportunity to respond.”

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