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General Business License Requirements for Tennessee.

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

Tennessee General Business Licenses

Tennessee Business License

Not required



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

Tennessee does not have a general business license at the state level, but local licenses are often required.

Local General Business Licenses

Chattanooga Business Tax License

Agency:City of Chattanooga City Treasurer's Office (TN)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Clarksville Business License

Agency:City of Clarksville Finance and Revenue Department (TN)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Business License Registration

Agency Fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee for standard business license is based on gross annual revenue.

Due:

Annually by the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of your fiscal year.

Davidson County Business Tax License

Agency:Davidson County Clerk (TN)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Business Tax License or Minimal Activity License

Agency Fee:

$15 county fee; an additional $15 fee is added if the business is located within a city in the county

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee for standard business license is based on gross annual revenue.

Due:

Annually by the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of your fiscal year.

Davidson County Minimal Activity License

Agency:Davidson County Clerk (TN)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Business Tax License or Minimal Activity License

Agency Fee:

$15 county fee; an additional $15 fee is added if the business is located within a city in the county.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee for standard business license is based on gross annual revenue.

Due:

Annually by the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of your fiscal year.

Hamilton County Business License

Agency:Hamilton County Clerk Mail & Internet Services (TN)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee for standard business license is based on gross annual revenue.

Due:

Annually by the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of your fiscal year.

Knoxville Business Tax License

Agency:City of Knoxville Business License/Tax Office (TN)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Tax License Application

Agency Fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee for Standard Business licenses is based on gross annual revenue.

Due:

Annually by the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of your fiscal year.

Murfreesboro Business License

Agency:City of Murfreesboro Finance and Tax Department (TN)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

You must obtain your business license in person from the finance department or phone them to request the form to be sent via mail or email.

Agency Fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee for standard business license is based on gross annual revenue.

Due:

Annually by the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of your fiscal year.

Rutherford County Business License

Agency:Rutherford County Office of the Rutherford County Clerk (TN)
Fact Checked:11/15/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee for Standard Business licenses is based on gross annual revenue.

Due:

Annually by the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of your fiscal year.

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Williamson County Business License

Agency:Williamson County Business Tax Office and Codes Department (TN)
Fact Checked:11/15/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Local Business Tax Form

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fee for Standard Business licenses is based on gross annual revenue.

Due:

Annually by the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of your fiscal year.

Fact Checked:11/15/19

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