Close or remove a Business Profile

If you no longer want to manage a business, you can mark the business as permanently closed and remove the profile content and managers.

You won’t be able to manage the business directly through Google Search or Maps, but the business may continue to show up on Google.

Mark a business as permanently closed

To mark your business as permanently closed on Search and Maps:

  1. Go to your Business Profile. Learn how to find your profile.
  2. Select Edit profile and then Business information
    • On your computer, using Google Search, select Edit profile.
  3. Near the top, select the Hours tab.
  4. Next to "Hours," select Edit Edit.
  5. Select Permanently closed.
  6. Select Save.

Your Business Profile may appear on Search and Maps for users who search for it, but it will clearly show that your business is closed.

Tip: You can set your business to Temporarily closedLearn more about how to set business hours or mark a closure.

Remove content and managers from an individual Business Profile


  • The removal of content and managers for a Business Profile is permanent and affects all the profile's owners and managers. To manage the profile again, it must be re-verified.
    • Any posts, photos, and videos added by owners or managers will be permanently removed.
    • If your website was created with Google Business Profile, it will be permanently removed.
    • Any removed profile content can’t be recovered or managed.
  • Only primary owners and owners can remove the profile.
  • If you no longer want to manage the profile, you can remove yourself from the profile
  • New owners or managers of a Business Profile must wait for 7 days before they can remove profile content and managers.
  1. Go to your Business Profile. Learn how to find your profile.
  2. Select More More and then Business Profile settings.
  3. Select Remove Business Profile and then Remove profile content and managers.
  4. Select Continue and then Remove and then Done.

Remove multiple Business Profiles

  1. Sign in to Business Profile Manager.
    • Make sure you're signed in with the account you used to sign up for Business Profile.
  2. On your homepage, select one or more profiles you want to remove.
  3. On the right, click Actions and then Remove businesses and then Remove.

Remove a business from Maps

You can request to have a business removed from Maps if the business:

Even if you don’t manage a business, you can request to remove the business.

  1. On your computer, go to Google Maps.
    • Sign in with the same account you used to sign up for a Business Profile.
  2. On your map, click the business you want to remove.
  3. On the left, click Suggest an edit.
  4. Click Close or remove.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions.

After you submit the request, it goes through the review process. You may get a status email with follow-up questions from our review team. If approved, the business is removed from Maps.

Learn how to mark a business as permanently closed, but not remove it.

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Get help from Small Business Advisors

Want to receive one-on-one guidance and tailored recommendations on how to make the most out of your Business Profile? Try booking an appointment with Small Business Advisors.

Important: This service cannot troubleshoot issues, including Business Profile verification or suspension, or Google Ads billing.

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