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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Local General Business Licenses

City of Atlanta General Business License

Agency:City of Atlanta Office of Revenue (GA)
Fact Checked:10/14/19

Initial Registration

Form:

New Business License Application

Agency Fee:

Fees vary. Visit this page to calculate your fee.

Fact Checked:2/10/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

Fees vary. Visit this page to calculate your fee.

Due:

Annually by February 15.

Penalties:

Per Ordinance 04-O-1810, failure to renew your business license by February 15 of each year will result in a $500 Failure to File penalty. 


Any payment received after April 1 will be subject to a 10% penalty of your total license fee plus interest at 1.5% per month.

Fact Checked:10/14/19

Cobb County Occupation Tax Certificate

Agency:Cobb County Business License Division (GA)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Occupational Tax Certificate Application

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Columbus Business License

Agency:City of Columbus Revenue Division (GA)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

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)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

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)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

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)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

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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