Can 2 daycares open next to each other?

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Can 2 daycares open next to each other?

I am in the process of securing a site to open a daycare. The only problem that may be an issue is that it is located right next to an already functioning daycare. There is a

shared entrance for both properties. I just want to be sure that to daycares could open

right next to each other.

Asked on September 28, 2016 under Business Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

As a general matter, two daycares could be next to each other; two of any kind of business could be next to each other. However, munipalities (towns, cities, etc.) can and sometimes do passing zoning ordinances (rules) requiring certain minimum distances between similar businesses (oddly enough, in my area, this is common for beauty product stores, for example...they often need 500 foot separations). So to be sure, contct your municipal clerk's ofice and also the office of code enforcement (zoning) and ask about any local rules you have to comply with.


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