City Business Licensing and Tax Forms


All new and renewal applications must be submitted on our online portal. Applications fees are non-prorated and non-refundable. Please include all documents and notaries to avoid delaying the processing of your application. All renewal applications must be received by the December 31st deadline

Access our Online Portal or verify required forms and documents required in advance for your convenience. Please do not Register and Apply for a new license if you already have a license that requires renewal. Visit the Out of State Business Licences page. For assistance view the Online Business License Portal User Guide.

NOTE: Operating a business without a valid Occupational Tax Certificate (business license) is strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to enforcement actions that may result in citations and/or fines issued by the City. License renewals require the submission of your current year Federal Tax Transcript to verify your annual gross income. Failure to submit all required documentation will result in your application being rejected. 

  • Renewal notices are sent via email; so please ensure your email address on your registered account is valid.  
  • If you need to renew your license for multiple years, please visit our office in person with the required renewal documents for each year.
  • You can obtain a copy of your tax transcript from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by clicking Get Transcript Online, Get Transcript by Mail, or by calling 800-908-9946. You can also visit the IRS.GOV website for additional information.
  • Home-Based businesses require a Special Administrative Permit Application (SAP) approval through Planning & Zoning before applying for a business license. For more information on (SAP) please Click Here.
  • To determine whether your business is located in Stonecrest, please Visit Our Map Page.      
  • Email us at, or call (770) 224-0200. 
  • Visit in person Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at 3120 Stonecrest Blvd, Suite 190 Stonecrest, GA 30038
  • Review the Stonecrest NAICS Code Table to determine your business description, code, class, rate, and fee.

Click Here to Apply or Renew a Business License

Business License Required Documents



(Portal Registration Required)




(Already Registered)


Valid Driver's License or State I.D.

Valid Driver's License or State I.D.

Lease Agreement, Deed, or Settlement Statement

Current State License for Boards and Licensed Professionals

Certificate of Occupancy

Copy of Alcohol License Renewal Form ( If Applicable)

Proof of Dekalb County Sanitation Services

Copy of Business License (Last Issued Year)

Special Administrative Permit (Home Based Business)

Federal Tax Transcript (Last Issued Year)

501-C Status (Non-profit Organization)

S.A.V.E Affidavit

S.A.V.E. Affidavit



Deadline December 31st Annually


Business Tax Forms

Alcoholic Beverage Wholesale Excise Tax Return

Hotel / Motel Occupancy Excise Tax Return

Rental Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

Retail Liquor By The Drink Excise Tax


Department Contacts

Eric Hawkins 
Revenue Manager

Jermaine Thompson 
Revenue Specialist Lead Finance

Treba Smith
Revenue Specialist

Kamira Bibbins
Revenue Specialist