How to Remove a Location in Google Maps

Google MapsGoogle Maps is a helpful tool for businesses to draw people into their locations. In most cases, Google Maps does a good job of keeping Google Maps up-to-date, but there are times when you may need to make changes to your Google Maps location for some reason. Rank Fuse wants you to be able to take care of your location in Google Maps, so we have all the information you need to remove your location from Google Maps.

Removing a Business Listing on Google Maps

You would want to remove a listing from Google Maps if the location never existed, has closed, is ineligible to appear on Google, or shows an incorrect address.

If your location is permanently closed, and you want to remove the list from Google Maps, there are a few easy steps you can take:

  1. Go to Google Maps and find the location
  2. Click “Suggest an edit”
  3. Mark the location as “Place is permanently closed or has never existed”
  4. Choose the reason
  5. Click “Submit”

Once you have submitted your request, Google will review the suggestion. If Google’s team approves the change, it will be removed. You may receive an email about the status of your request, as well as questions about the request.

These steps will work whether you own the listing or not.

Marking a Location Permanently Closed

If your business closes, you will want to remove your listing from Google to keep your customers notified of the change. There are a couple different ways to do this.

If You Own the Listing…

  1. Log in to Google My Business
  2. Select “Info” from the menu
  3. Under “Close or remove this listing,” select “Mark as permanently closed”
  4. Click “OK” in the dialog box that pops up

If you have ownership of the listing, Google Maps and Search will show that the location is permanently closed.

If You’re Using the Mobile App…

  1. Open the Google My Business App
  2. Select the location you want to mark as permanently closed
  3. Click on the “Menu” icon in the top left corner
  4. Select “Mark as permanently closed”
  5. Click “Yes” in the dialog box
  6. Click “save”

Google Maps and Search will now show that the location is permanently closed.

Changing a Business Listing Information on Google Maps

There are times when you may want to change the information associated with your business on Google Maps. If your business phone number, address, or hours ever change, you will want to let your customers know via Google.

Types of edits you can make to your Google Maps listing:

  • Business Name
  • Category
  • Address
  • Hours
  • Phone
  • URLs
  • Attributes
  • Photos
  • From the business
  • Opening date
  • Menu (restaurants only)

To edit any of this information, you can access your Google My Business account via desktop or the mobile app.

Editing a Business Listing on Desktop

  1. Log in to Google My Business
  2. Using the card view, choose the listing you wish to manage
  3. Click “info” in the menu
  4. Select the section you want to edit and enter the new information
    1. If you want to remove a section, click the “X” next to it
  5. Click apply

It can take up to 60 days for changes to take effect. Information that was added by other sources or that is publicly available may not be removed. Business descriptions also can’t be changed.

Editing a Business Listing on the Mobile App

  1. Open the Google My Business App
  2. In the menu, select “Business Info”
  3. Click the pencil icon in the section you would like to edit
  4. Enter your new information and click “Save” in the top right corner

Now you are ready to go out and take care of all your Google My Business changes. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Rank Fuse at 913-703-7265.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Chris

    Hi there

    I am only thinking of deleting the business on googlemaps as there is no place label showing up for it on googlemaps. I was thinking if I deleted the business and then put it in as a new business, would that work? Is so annoying that lots of other businesses around me, the place names show up when you zoom in close enough on google maps, and mine doesn’t.

    Many thanks

  2. Kevin Pike

    Chris, I’m a little confused on your comment… how can you delete something that is not showing up? If you have GMB access open up the listing and Google should provide the Map link so you can get it to show up.

  3. Laura ramirez

    Previus owner had a bussiness on my now adress 5403 windemere houston texas 77033

  4. Kevin Pike

    Hi Laura, that address looks like a house address. You can flag it to Google by clicking the “suggest an edit” button on Google Maps. One of the options should be “remove this place” > then select “Doesn’t Exist” as the reason.

  5. Daniel Ghamloush

    I bought a new restaurant but on google it still shows the old restaurant name and reviews how can I completely delete the old restaurant from google ?


    My Aneek resturent have been closed permanently.plase Remove map Aneek resturent

  7. ghanisht sachdeva

    we like to change are hotel location as it is not correct. our guest comes at night and go on a wrong location i wont that the location which is coming as fab express hamlets stay changed to be as hamlets stay .

  8. Chelsea Roller

    Hello Samiran Haldar,

    These instructions can help you remove your listing, but we won’t be able to do that for you at this time.

    Rank Fuse

  9. Chelsea Roller


    These instructions should help you change your location. Please feel free to reach out via email if you still have questions.

    Rank Fuse

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