BUFORD - Gwinnett County Police Officers and Code Enforcement Officers conducted a Business License compliance check Monday at businesses in the Mall of Georgia.
The operation resulted in sixty citations being issued to businesses not in compliance with Gwinnett County ordinances.
Business Licenses are required to operate any business within the county.
A preliminary investigation established cause to believe that a significant number of businesses were not in compliance with county ordinances requiring an Occupational Tax Certificate, commonly referred to as a Business License.
Code Enforcement Officials circulated information approximately ten days in advance forewarning businesses that a compliance check would be conducted; individual businesses were afforded the opportunity to bring their certificates up-to-date.
As the checks were conducted and the absence of a valid certificate discovered, the individual businesses were each cited for violation of the Gwinnett County Ordinance.
Applicable fines will be determined by a judge at a later date.