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Business Changes

Unregulated Business Changes

Change of Ownership

Applicants who  wish to change ownership of a business must complete a new business license/occupation tax certificate application. 

A completely new tax will be assessed for the new business. 

Change of Business Type (Sole Proprietor to LLC or Corp)

Have you changed your business name with the Secretary of State?

An amended  Certificate of Corporation from the Secretary of State name change requires a change form, a $10 fee for the change will be assessed. Download the Change Form. A copy of the new certificate from the Secretary of State is required.

Has a new corporate entity/LLC been created?

Opening another Business entity/LLC requires a new Business License/Occupation Tax Certificate. The appropriate tax will be assessed. 

Change of Business Name (DBA)

Certificates are void if the name has changed. You must notify us in writing.

View/Download the Change Form.

There is a $10.00 charge to change the business name. If the corporate name is changed by amendment or merger, the applicant must provide a new certificate from the Secretary of State.

Change of Business Location or Activity

Certificates are void if the location has changed. You must submit a change form in person to the Business License Office at 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 400, Marietta, GA 30064. There is a $10.00 charge to change the business address.

Obtain a Cobb County Certificate of Occupancy as required by State law and / or local ordinance for the commercial business address listed on the application. Every new business, tenant, or building is required to have a Certificate of Occupancy.  This certificate indicates that the building or tenant meets the minimum adopted building and fire codes.  Please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at (770) 528-8310 if you have any questions regarding a Certificate of Occupancy.

This does NOT apply to residential businesses/customary home occupations.

View/Download the Change Form. 

NOTICE: Change of business location requires Fire Marshal AND Zoning Approval.

NOTICE: Change of business activity require Zoning approval.

Change of Mailing Address

You must notify us in writing. Please submit a change form to the Business License Office at:

1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 400
Marietta, GA 30064


P.O. Box 649
Marietta, GA 30061

Closing of Business

Businesses that are no longer in operation in unincorporated Cobb County must notify the Cobb County Business License Division in writing or by completing this online form.

Failure to renew a license does not cancel the license/certificate. We do not accept verbal notifications.