The City of Roswell is beginning the first phase of reopening with limited hours through appointments only for specific services beginning June 1, 2020. Find out more and make an appointment at Please visit for information regarding the City of Roswell coronavirus response.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Roswell suspended the collection of alcohol excise taxes and business license fees for 60 days, effective March 20, 2020. With this 60 day suspension coming to an end, all businesses will have until June 30 to remit all alcohol excise tax returns and payments without penalty or interest.

Additionally, all businesses that have not completed the annual business license renewal will have until June 30 to file their renewal without penalty or interest. Any payments for alcohol excise tax or business license not received by June 30 will be assessed penalties and interest.

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Business Registration

Roswell City Hall

Business Registration: Change of Information or Status

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Business Registration
Financial Services
Phone: 770-594-6235
Email Us

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

38 Hill Street
Suite 210
Roswell, GA 30075
An occupation tax certificate (business license) is nontransferable. The certificate is terminated when business ownership changes and/or business location changes. A change in ownership requires the new owner to apply for a new business license. Changes in location or business activity/description requires approval. Advise the Financial Services Division immediately of any changes to your business, especially if the business has ceased to operate. Applicable forms are located below.

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Change of Information

Please submit the following form/documentation:

  • Change of Information Form
  • Lease Agreement
  • Copy of applicant's identification (Either a valid/current Passport, Driver's License or Military ID)
  • Professional State License, if applicable

Submitting Forms/Documentation

The Change of Information Form and supporting documentation may be submitted in one of the following ways:

Closure of Business

All occupation tax must be paid in full prior to close a business account.

Please submit the following form:

Submitting Forms/Documentation

The Final Closure of Business Form may be submitted in one of the following ways:

Contacting Our Staff

Our staff would be happy to assist you. Before contacting us, please be sure to have your Business Account ID or the business address readily available. This will ensure fast and efficient assistance.

Also, please look over the FAQs, section for additional assistance.

If you still need assistance, please contact the Financial Services Division at 770-594-6235 or email and include the Business Account ID in the subject line.

Business Registration Forms & Applications


  • How do I close out my business account with the City of Roswell?
  • Do I need to include a list of all professional practitioners that work at my location?
  • What are "professional licensed businesses" and can I pay the flat fee of $400?
  • Is my company required to have an E-Verify number?
  • What is my NAICS code?
  • How is my business occupation tax calculated and what is the current schedule of rates?
  • What is Gross Receipts Tax?
  • Is my City of Roswell Occupation Tax Certificate transferable from one location in Roswell to another?
  • Are there any uses that are specifically prohibited as a home occupation?
  • When is the deadline for Occupational Tax Certificate renewals?
  • What are my payment options?
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