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. 

You can complete a business license renewal and pay online related fees online. If you have trouble completing your renewal online, please mail or email your renewal forms directly to Avenu at the address provided on your renewal form.

All new business license applications are now being accepted by e-mail. Make sure to include all required documents and contact information. Allow 24 hours for confirmation that we have received your documents.


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


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

  1. New Commercial & Residential Business License Process

Renewal applications will be mailed out to all businesses at the end of each calendar year. 2020 Renewal Application

Generally, walk-in customers can complete the renewal process the same day. However, this estimate is heavily dependent on having all appropriate documents readily available and the volume of customers. 

We now offer a secure and easy way complete your annual business license renewal and pay online.