Licensing - Permits


Business licenses are issued to businesses each year. Rates are $25 for 0-3 employees and for 4 or more employees the rate is $25 plus $5 per employee over 3.

There is a maximum tax liability of $1,000.

A new business must be approved by council before a license can be issued.

The form is below:

Application for business license

Existing businesses must fill out a SAVE form and a Department of Revenue (DOR)form each year. Cities in Georgia are required by O.C.G.A. Sec. 50-36-1 to participate in the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program. Applicants for public benefits - example-business licenses - must produce an affidavit verifying their status as U.S. citizens or as any other legal status other than citizens.

The Department of Revenue form is sent to the state to verify that the business is paying adequate sales tax. Links to these forms are below.

SAVE form

DOR form

Beer/wine ordinance

New applicants for a beer/wine license must complete 2 forms and have a background check done by the Barrow County Sheriff's department. The forms and the instructions for a background check are below.

Beer/wine license application

Registered agent form

Fingerprint work order

Alcohol license renewals