Georgia Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Georgia.

Business licenses are often required of business entities, regardless of their products and services. This page provides an overview of business license requirements in Georgia.

Georgia General Business Licenses

Georgia Business License

Not required



General Business License licensure is not required on the State level in Georgia.

Business licensing is conducted at the city level in Georgia.

Local General Business Licenses

City of Albany Occupational Tax Certificate

Agency:City of Albany License and Business Support Department (GA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Contractors must provide a current Certificate of Insurance depicting liability insurance coverage of at least $100,000 and the City of Albany as certificate holder.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Occupational Tax Certification Registration Application - Commercial Business

Filing Method:

Mail or online. 

Agency Fee:

$125

Notes:

Contractors must provide a current Certificate of Insurance depicting liability insurance coverage of at least $100,000.00 and the City of Albany as certificate holder. Upon any cancellation or expiration of the insurance coverage, your license is void and of no force and effect. Additionally, you may be summoned to Municipal Court as such conduct would be a violation of CITY CODE sec.26-26.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Occupational Tax Certificate Application - Commercial Business (Renewal) 

Filing Method:

Mail or online. 

Agency Fee:

Based on fee schedule.

Due:

Annually by January 31.

City of Atlanta General Business License

Agency:City of Atlanta Office of Revenue (GA)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Business License Application

Agency Fee:

Fees vary. Visit this page to calculate your fee.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online. 

Agency Fee:

Fees vary. Visit this page to calculate your fee.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Penalties:

​Per Ordinance 04-O-1810, failure to renew your business license by December 31 of each year will result in a $500 Failure to File penalty. ​


Any payment received after December 31 will be subject to a 10% penalty and 1.5 % interest assessment on the unpaid principal. 

City of Peachtree Corners Business License (Occupational Tax Certificate)

Agency:City of Peachtree Corners (GA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Estimated gross reciepts + $80 administrative fee

Required Attachments:
  •  Gwinnett County Fire Marshal Certificate of Occupancy (call 678-518-6000)
  • Certificate of Occupancy (if applicable)
  • Copy of Government issued ID
  •  Copy of Lease (for businesses that are not home-based)
  • Copy of Practitioners' License(s) (if applicable)
  • Copy of Health Permit (if applicable)
  • Copy of State License (if applicable)
  • Proof of 501-C status (if applicable)

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Renewal Application 

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Determinedby gross reciepts and fee class. 

Due:

Annually by March 31. 

Cobb County Occupation Tax Certificate

Agency:Cobb County Business License Division (GA)

Initial Registration

Form:

Occupational Tax Certificate Application

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Columbus Business License

Agency:City of Columbus Revenue Division (GA)

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Request Form

Agency Fee:

$75 license fee + $40 for occupancy permit fee

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by April 1.

Notarize:Required

DeKalb County Occupational Tax Certificate

Agency:DeKalb County Business License Division (GA)

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Registration Application

Agency Fee:

Fees vary by gross receipts and employee count

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

Fees vary by gross receipts and employee count

Due:

Annually by February 1.

Notarize:Required

Gwinnett County Business/Occupation Tax Certificate

Agency:Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development (GA)

Initial Registration

Form:

Business/Occupation Tax Application

Agency Fee:

Fees vary by gross receipts and employee count

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees vary by gross receipts and employee count

Due:

Annually by February 15.

Savannah Business Tax Certificate

Agency:City of Savannah Revenue Department (GA)

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Tax Application

Agency Fee:

Fees vary

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business Tax Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

Fees vary

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Notarize:Required

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