Request ownership of a GMB Business Profile

If a Business Profile on Google has already been verified and you're authorized to manage the profile, you can request ownership from the current profile owner. If you try to access a claimed chain profile, you can also verify as a site manager.

If you don’t find a "Claim this Business" or "Own this business" link on the Business Profile, you’re likely already an owner for the business. On your profile, search for a “You manage this business profile” badge.

Request ownership of storefront Business Profiles
  1. To find the Business Profile you want to request ownership of, use either of these 2 methods:
    • Go to
      • Enter the name and address of the business, then choose it from the search results.
    • Find your business on Google Search or Google Maps.
      • Under the Business Profile, click Claim this business.
  2. Click Continue. You'll get a message that says someone else verified the profile. If you're authorized to manage the profile, you can request ownership from the current profile owner.
  3. Click Request access and fill out the form.
  4. Click Submit.

The current profile owner will get an email that asks them to contact you and you’ll get a confirmation email.

What to do after you've requested ownership

Once you've requested ownership, the current profile owner will have 3-7 days to respond. You can check the status of your request by signing in to Google My Business or clicking the link in your confirmation email.

  • If your request is approved: You'll be notified by email and will be able to manage the Business Profile in Google My Business.
  • If your request is denied: You'll be notified by email, and you can still suggest an edit to the profile. Also, you might be able to appeal the denied request.
  • If you don’t hear back: If you don’t get a response after 3-7 days, you might have the option to claim the profile yourself. Sign in to Google My Business, and look for a “Claim” or “Verify” button on your dashboard. 
    • If you don’t see an option to claim the profile, that means you’re not able to transfer the profile.
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