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The Occupational Tax Department is responsible for the issuing of Occupational Tax Registrations for home and commercial locations, better known as a business license, for the unincorporated jurisdiction of Douglas County.
In addition to Occupational Tax Registrations, below is a list of other responsibilities:
We accept checks, cash, credit cards (Visa & Master) & debit cards. (no counter checks) Occupational Tax Department employees are notaries for your convenience.
Relocating or Closing Business:
All businesses prior to relocating must be approved. To be considered for approval, you must complete and submit the Business Location Profile form (same as a new location). The approval process takes 3 to 7 business days. All businesses that are closing are required to notify the Occupational Tax Department.
Yard Sales! Call 770.920.7468
Yard sale permit numbers must be on all signs posted. No signs are to be in the right of way and are to be removed immediately after the sale. Citations can be issued to those that do not comply with County Ordinances. You may obtain a permit number by calling 770.920.7468. You may also request a permit through the internet by e-mailing email@example.com.
Registering a Trade Name/Fictitious Name/DBA
It is a State Law for any business that is not operating under their own name but rather a fictitious/trade name and is not registered with the state, to register with the county where it will transact a majority of its business. This allows creditors and others the opportunity to learn the identity of the actual owner, since it will be the owner who is personally liable for the debts and obligations of the business. A Trade Name "DBA" can be obtained at the County Clerk of Superior Courts on the 2nd Floor in the Courthouse. Please go to the website for the "Clerk of Superior Courts" to read about the application process. Contact number: 770.920.7252.
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First Stop Web Link
Georgia of Secretary of State
Directions to the Douglas County Courthouse - 23.6KB
01. Business Location Profile Form - 81.9KB
02. Occupational Tax Registration Form - 86.0KB
03. Affidavit Verifying Status - 24.6KB
04. GA Dept of Rev Addendum to Business Occupancy License Application - 569.9KB
05. E-Verify Private Employer Exemption Affidavit 10 or less Employees - 24.1KB
06. E-Verify Private Employer Affidavit of Compliance more than 10 Employees - 23.6KB
07. In-Home Office/Occupation Businesses Only - 351.3KB
08. 2017 Renewal Form - 377.1KB
09. General Requirements for a Business License - 208.4KB
How to Apply for an EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the Internal Revenue Service - FREE - 16.2KB
Massage and Massage Parlor Licensing Ordinance Changes - adopted March 18, 2008 - 11.5KB
New Business Listing 01 2017 - 172.2KB
New Business Listing 02 2016 - 174.5KB
New Business Listing 03 2016 - 136.3KB
New Business Listing 04 2016 - 133.2KB
New Business Listing 05 2016 - 124.7KB
New Business Listing 06 2016 - 162.9KB
New Business Listing 07 2016 - 132.3KB
New Business Listing 08 2016 - 134.8KB
New Business Listing 09 2016 - 165.5KB
New Business Listing 10 2016 - 112.2KB
New Business Listing 11 2016 - 129.4KB
New Business Listing 12 2016 - 118.7KB
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