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Business Operating Permit

Why Business Opearting Permit ? 

Regularise the activities of business  operation within the municipality. The Oforikrom Municipal Assembly requires that anyone or organization intending to carry on a business or profession as a whole should first endeavour to apply for an Operating Licence to make legal the existence of the business within the Municipality

Which Unit/Department is responsible for the issuance of BOP?

Applications for this licence are done at the Revenue Unit of the Assembly.

How do I acquire my BOP license?

  1. Submission of an application or introductory letter to the Municipal  Chief Executive
  2. Submit relevant documents for processing.  The relevant documents include;
    • Registration/Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar General's Departmemt.
    • Tax Identification Number (TIN)
    • Name of Business
    • Name of Business owner
    • Business Location (GPS location)/ Address
    • Contact Details
  3. A premise check would be rendered by designated officers of the Municipal Assembly.


A change of business name / closure of business shall be communicated to the Municipal Assembly.

Please note that an operating licence is not transferable. Transfer of ownership shall be deemed as termination of licence agreement.

A new business shall require a separate licence of an old business. 



The BOP expires 31st December in the year of issue and is subject to renewal the following year

The renewal is done in accordance with satisfaction of the Assembly guidelines on permit renewals.