Do I have to Apply Every Year for a Business License?
Every business in the City of Auburn must apply, each year, for business license (also known as an occupational tax certificate). The fee for the certificate is based on the number of employees. Every business must renew their license each year. For more information view Applying for or renewing your Business License.
Certain licensed professionals (including architects, doctors, and engineers, among others) may pay a flat fee, rather than a fee based on gross receipts. As regulated by the State of Georgia, banks should use form PT440 to obtain their Business License. A new Business License takes five business days to process.
Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.)
A certificate of occupancy may be necessary if your business is new, changing names, changing ownership, or moving to a new location within the City limits. This certificate is required before you may legally occupy your building, obtain your business license, and conduct business operations. Contact the City Planner Alex Mitchem at (770) 963-4002 for information on how to obtain a C.O.
The process for obtaining the certificate of occupancy (C.O.) takes seven business days. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the License & Permit Department at (770) 963-4002 ext. 206.