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The attached application applies to all existing accounts with NO CHANGES TO Business Owner or Business Name or Change in Location or State License Holder. If any of the above items have changed, a new application is required. Please use the Occupational Tax Certificate Application.
If you need to renew a business license for 2020, please contact the Planning Department at 706-864-6894.
If you have any questions while completing the form, please contact the Planning Department at 706-864-6894.
If you choose to mail form and funds, please send to:
Lumpkin County Planning Department
25 Short Stree, Suite 10
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Please include a copy of any State of Federal License required for the operation of your business. Also, any business required to obtain health permits, bonds, certificates of qualification, certificates of competency, or any other regulatory matter must show evidence that such requirements have been met by including a copy of such with the application.
Licenses are issued for a calendar year, January through December. There is no grace period. Renewals not received by 5:00 pm on December 31, will be subject to penalty and interest charges of 10% for each month past due. We do not accept postmarks; each application is stamped with a received date when it is delivered. This is the date we use for determining the timeliness of payment, not the postmark.
After registration with Lumpkin County, and upon payment of the applicable occupation tax, an Occupation Tax Certificate shall be issued by the Planning Department. The Occupation Tax Certificate shall be displayed in a conspicuous location in the place of business if the taxpayer has a permanent business location in Lumpkin County, Georgia. If the taxpayer has no permanent location in Lumpkin County, Georgia, the Occupation Tax Certificate shall be shown to any agent of Lumpkin County upon request.
To calculate the number of full-time equivalent employees, add the total hours of the part-time employees and divide by 40 hours.
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
By agreeing to electronic signature, you further agree that the information contained and provided in this application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.
Upon completion of this form you may choose to submit or submit and print. If you choose submit and print, a browser will open with your form, to access the credit card portal simply close the tab after printing your form and the payment portal will appear. If you choose to pay via check or money order, you may close your browser after printing and disregard the payment portal.
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