Stockbridge GA
Occupational Tax/Business License

Thank you for choosing the City of Stockbridge for your business!

If you are operating a business within the city limits of Stockbridge, you are required to obtain an Occupational Tax Certificate.

Contact our Occupational Tax Office to verify your location prior to submitting your application at: 770-389-7900.

This also applies to Home Occupations. All applicants are required to pay a $60 (non-refundable) Administrative Fee.

Occupational Tax Certificates are based on annual gross receipts with the exception of Professional Services. See O.C.G.A. 48-13-9(c) for definition listing.

Please DO NOT START YOUR BUSINESS until you have completed all steps necessary for your license (s). 

Resource Contact Information:

GA Sales Tax ID- GA Dept. of Revenue (404) 968-0480
     Forms- (404) 656-4092
     Registration- (404) 651-8651

Small Business Administration   http://www.sba.gov
    Corporations- (404) 656-2817
    Licensing Board- (404) 656-3900

Federal Tax ID - IRS (800) 829-4477
Secretary of State- (404) 656-2881 or 
www.sos.state.ga.us
Henry County Fire Department - (770) 288-6637
Henry County Building Department 
-(770) 288-6086
Henry County Planning & Zoning 
- (770) 288-7526

 Occupational Tax Certificates are Renewed Annually

  • Renewal notices are mailed in September and are due by mid-October.
  • Invoices are mailed in November and are due by December 31st

*Alcohol licensed retailers are required to have their licenses renewed on or before December 31st in order to sell on January 1st.*

PLEASE NOTE:
Failure to receive correspondence regarding renewal or bill does not relieve obligation to pay occupational tax, penalty and/or interest. A 10% penalty + 1.5% per month interest fee will apply if late.  

**All paperwork must be submitted before scheduling the Fire and Building inspections**

Both inspections must be approved and a Certificate of Occupancy obtained before an Business License Certificate will be issued.

Information regarding the Fire Prevention Policy can be downloaded from this website.

CHECKLISTS

COMMERCIAL APPLICATION:
   1.  Complete, sign and date application
   2.  Photo ID (driver’s license) of the owner
   3.  Proof of residence for the owner
   4.  Signed copy of lease agreement or proof of ownership for building
   5.  Copy of Certificate and Articles of Incorporation
   6.  Copy of Certificate of Occupancy
   7.  State/Federal license or registration- if required
   8.  Food service permit- if required
   9.  Floor Plan with Square Footage

HOME OCCUPATION APPLICATION:
   1.  Complete, sign and date application
   2.  Photo ID (driver’s license) of the owner
   3.  Approval from home owner’s association- if required
   4.  Lease Agreement/Proof of ownership.
   5.  State/Federal license or registration- if required
   6.  Copy of Certificate and Articles of Incorporation

 *Apartment residents must attach a Letter of Consent from the apartment manager on letterhead.*

 *House Renters must attach a notarized Letter of Consent from the property owner.

 FILLABLE FORMS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AND LISTED BELOW.

Some forms may require Notary signatures and MUST be signed in the presence of a Notary with Original Notary Seal affixed.

Thank you for choosing the City of Stockbridge!


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Individual Forms


 

      Occupational Tax Clerk

      Uneeda Smith-Sellers

      Email:

      usmith-sellers@

      cityofstockbridge-ga.gov

      Phone:

      678-833-3302

      Fax: 

      770-389-7912

      Hours:

      Monday-Friday

      8:00am-5:00pm

       

       
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