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Business Registration
Financial Services
Phone: 770-594-6235
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Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

38 Hill Street
Suite 210
Roswell, GA 30075

Business Registration

The City of Roswell requires all businesses operating within the city limits of Roswell to register with the Business Registration Office and pay an occupation tax prior to opening with annual renewals. After the business registration process is complete and the occupation tax has been paid, business owners will receive an Occupation Tax Certificate for the current year.

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Occupation Tax Certificates/Business Licenses

Applying for a New Business License

An Occupation Tax Certificate or "business license" is required for all businesses operating within the city limits of Roswell. An Occupation Tax Certificate is required per location of your business.

Renewing a Business License

Businesses located in Roswell are required to maintain a valid Occupation Tax Certificate. Often referred to as a "business license", the certificate is valid for a calendar year and must be renewed annually.

All business licenses expire on December 31 of each calendar year. We have extended the occupation tax due date to March 16. Failure to renew a business license prior to March 16 will result in a 10% penalty.

Change of Information or Status

Changes regarding a business must be submitted to keep the business license updated. If information about your business such as the physical or mailing address or business name has changed address or the business has been closed or sold, please submit the required forms.

Open/Public Records Requests

With the exception of information available for the current year, which is available by phone, the City of Roswell requires anyone requesting information on previously registered businesses to submit an Open Records Request to the City Clerk's Office.

Contacting Our Staff

Our staff would be happy to assist you. Before contacting us, please be sure to have your Business Account ID or the business address readily available. This will ensure fast and efficient assistance.

Also, please look over the FAQs, section for additional assistance.

If you still need assistance, please contact the Financial Services Division at 770-594-6235 or email and include the Business Account ID in the subject line.

Other Helpful Phone Numbers

  • Roswell Financial Services Division: 770-594-6235
  • Alpharetta Business License: 678-297-6086
  • Atlanta Business License: 404-330-6270
  • Better Business Bureau (Metro): 404-688-4910
  • Chamber of Commerce of North Fulton: 770-993-9980
  • Clayton County Business License: 770-477-3569
  • Clerk of Superior Court (North Annex): 770-698-5755
  • Clerk of Superior Court (136 Pryor St.): 404-730-5374
  • Cobb County Business License: 770-528-8412
  • Decatur Business License: 404-377-9911
  • Dekalb County Business License: 404-371-2461
  • Dept. of Agriculture: 404-656-3685
  • Dept. of Agriculture (Live Plant License): 404-656-9378
  • Dept. of Revenue: 404-417-4490
  • Fairburn Business License: 770-964-2244
  • Federal Tax Identification Number (FEIN): 1-800-215-4591
  • Fulton County Animal Control: 404-794-0358
  • Fulton County Business License: 404-730-7720
  • Fulton County Code Enforcement: 404-730-8355
  • Gwinnett County Business License: 678-377-4100
  • Hall County Business License: 770-531-6809
  • Johns Creek Customer Service: 678-512-3200
  • Kennesaw Business License: 770-424-8474
  • Lawrenceville Business License: 770-963-2414
  • Marietta Business License: 770-974-5518
  • Milton Customer Service: 678-242-2500
  • Mountain Park Business License: 770-993-4231
  • North Annex Business License: 770-551-7616
  • North Fulton Annex: 770-551-7620
  • North Fulton County Environmental Health Service: 404-332-1801
  • Sandy Springs Business License: 770-730-5600
  • Secretary of State (State Certification/Corp. Division): 404-656-2817
  • State Daycare: 404-657-5562
  • State Tax Identification Number: 404-417-4490


  • How do I close out my business account with the City of Roswell?
  • Do I need to include a list of all professional practitioners that work at my location?
  • What are "professional licensed businesses" and can I pay the flat fee of $400?
  • Is my company required to have an E-Verify number?
  • What is my NAICS code?
  • How is my business occupation tax calculated and what is the current schedule of rates?
  • What is Gross Receipts Tax?
  • Is my City of Roswell Occupation Tax Certificate transferable from one location in Roswell to another?
  • Are there any uses that are specifically prohibited as a home occupation?
  • When is the deadline for Occupational Tax Certificate renewals?
  • What are my payment options?
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