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Business License Renewal

Community Development COVID-19 Limited Operations Notice
COVID-19 Agency Update

Community Development Lobbies are now open to the public with limited occupancy. Customers are encouraged to continue using all online services, saving time, lines, and gas.  

Please note: we are not accepting cash payments until further notice. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and contactless payments through android pay, apple pay, and others. Visitors are highly advised to wear masks and must maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from other visitors and County employees.

All front-facing divisions are following special procedures explained in this article. 

Business License Office
Cobb County Tax Assessors Office Notice to New and Existing Businesses
Notice: Business Personal Property

Business Personal Property assets are any furniture, fixtures, equipment, machinery and inventory used in the normal course of your business.

Assets owned as of January 1st of each year must be returned on or before April 1st of each year.

Business Personal Property assets must be reported on form PT-50P.

Filing can be done via E-File, Mail and hand delivered.

A 10% Non-filing Penalty will be added to all taxable unreported or late reported assets.

Renewing an Occupation Tax Certificate / Business License

Renewal Check-Off List

Renewal of an Occupation Tax Certificate / Business License should be completed prior to the expiration date of December 31 of each calendar year by mail or in person. All documents must be signed by the same person. 


  • A renewal notice will only be sent to the current mailing address on file.
    • If the mailing address for the business changes without the Business License Division being notified, the business will not receive a renewal notice. 
  • All Occupation Tax Certificates must be renewed by December 31st even if a renewal notice was not received.
    • Interest as well as penalty will be assessed on all delinquent renewals.
      • Add Interest of 1.5% per month of the tax amount owed beginning February 1, each year.
      • Add Penalty of 10% of the tax amount owed if not paid by April 1, each year.

Fees are contingent upon the amount of total gross receipts of the business for the past calendar year in the State of Georgia. The total gross receipts in the State of Georgia shown on the renewal application must be supported by additional financial documentation.

Acceptable gross revenue reports include, but are not limited to: 

  • In-house sales reports
  • Profit and loss statements for the previous calendar year
  • Georgia Sales Tax Returns
  • The most recent IRS tax return filed
  • An affidavit from an accountant stating the gross receipts for the previous calendar year.

Adequate and accurate records must be maintained for audit purposes. Audits may be performed at any time by personnel from the Business License Division.

Please mail all documents to:

Cobb County Business License Division
PO Box 649
Marietta, GA 30061-0649

Or return your renewal in person to:

Cobb County Business License
1150 Powder Springs St, Ste 400
Marietta, GA 30064
(770) 528-8410

South Cobb Service Center *
4700 Austell Rd
Austell, GA 30106

Payments accepted Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm

New applications and Change of Business Location not accepted at the South Cobb Service Center.  Please visit the Business License Office at 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 400.

Online Renewals

Online Business License renewals are only available to those who received an email or  one-page renewal notice that includes an online payment option and PIN number. Renew your business license online.