Occupational Tax

Business Licenses

New business license applications are now available online or in-person by appointment only. Please contact our office for further questions.  770-288-8180 opt. #5  Please click here to schedule an appointment.

Print  Application ( MUST schedule appointment to bring completed application into office)

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This information is provided as a public service to assist those persons interested in establishing and conducting a business in unincorporated Henry County only. Unincorporated Henry County includes those areas lying outside the municipal boundaries of the cities and towns located in Henry County. You may apply at the Tax Commissioners office in McDonough.

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Business Tax Certificate

Businesses located in the municipalities must obtain Business Occupational Tax Certificates from the city or town where the business is located. A separate license/certificate is required for each service or separate location of business. Any person, including but not limited to an individual, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company (with proof of corporation), who wishes to conduct either directly or indirectly, any business within Unincorporated Henry County must secure an Occupational Tax Certificate. Occupational Tax Certificate are renewed on a calendar year basis.  Expires December 31 of each year.

Zoning Approval

All businesses require our Zoning Department's approval, while regulated businesses require some additional approvals (Fire, Building, Environmental Health, Agriculture, Planning/Development, etc.) prior to obtaining the business license.

Occupational Tax Application

You can now apply for an Occupational Tax certificate online for Unincorporated Henry County.