Business License

Covid-19 Update

To protect our citizens from the spread of COVID-19, the Business License division will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020; until further notice. 

New business license applications and renewals can now be completed online at SagesGov

Questions/concerns please email us at:


All people firms, companies or corporations, including limited liability companies, and professional corporations, now or hereafter operating a business in the city, are hereby required to register their business or office, obtain an occupation tax certificate for their business or office, and pay the amount now or hereafter fixed as taxes and fees thereon.  

Annual Occupational Tax Certificate Deadlines:

 Business licenses expires December 31

 Renewal deadline is March 31

 Occupational tax penalties take effect April 1

  1. New Commercial & Residential Business License Process

The City of South Fulton is pleased to announce that all business license renewals will now be processed in-house. Our partnership with Avenu has been terminated, to provide you an upgraded level of service. In our continuing efforts to further improve our customer service, the City of South Fulton, along with Sages Network, Inc., has implemented SagesGov, a completely paperless system for submitting, tracking and managing all business license applications and renewals.

Business License are valid for one calendar year, January 1 through December 31, and must be renewed by March 31st of each year. Failure to renew on/or before March 31st will result in a penalty in the amount of ten percent (10%), plus 1.5% interest on the amount owed for each month or portion thereof.

Businesses can expect to receive their renewal notification by the end of December.

For any questions/concerns please email us at


You can view the business and occupation taxes ordinance for the City of South Fulton: