Community Development - Business/Alcohol License Division

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Joy Thompson, Business License Associate

22 East Broad Street, Suite 222
Newnan, GA 30263 
770) 254-2626

Open: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New Applications accepted:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sec. 18-33. - Occupation tax required for business dealings in the county.
Every year, each person engaged in any business, trade, profession, or occupation in Coweta County, Georgia, whether with a location in unincorporated Coweta County or, in the case of an out-of-state business with no location in Georgia, exerting substantial efforts within the state pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-13-7, shall pay an occupation tax for said business, trade, profession, or occupation; which tax and any applicable registration shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the place of business. If the taxpayer has no permanent business location in the county, such business tax registration shall be shown to the business tax director or this department or to any county enforcement officer upon request.
General Information 
Business License
Hotel/Motel Excise Tax Forms
Alcohol License
Regulatory Permit

Regulatory Permits are issued for Carnivals, Taxicab/Limousine Operators, Tattoo Artists, Stables, Shooting Galleries, Scrap Metal Processors, Pawnbrokers, Food Service Establishments, Precious Metals Dealers, Peddlers, Parking Lots, Nursing, Personal Care Homes, Newspaper Vending Boxes, Modeling Agencies, Massage Parlors, Auto/Motorcycle Racing, Boarding Houses, Businesses which provide appearance bonds, Boxing/Wrestler Promoters, Hotels/Motels, Hypnotists, Handwriting Analysts, Health Clubs/Gyms/Spas, Fortunetellers, Escort services, Burglar/Fire Alarm Installers and Locksmiths.

  •  Completed applications for new businesses must be submitted to the Business License Division. 
  •  A valid driver’s license with current home address is required for home occupations.
  •  A Federal ID number and or a Georgia Sales Tax number is required.
  • New applications are not accepted by e-mail, online, or by postal service.
  • If a state license is required for your business, you must provide a copy with your application.
  • Certain other information may be required depending on the type of business you are operating.
  • A short questionnaire must be completed at the time you make your application.
  • Processing time varies, but usually takes less than two weeks.
  • All licenses expire December 31st. Renewals are accepted between January 1st and April 15th in order to avoid penalties and interest.
  • If you close your business, please contact the Business License Division at 770-254-2626.