New Business Application


Prior to submitting an application, please verify that the physical address of your business is within Duluth City limits.  For verification, please review the City of Duluth STREET LISTING  provided on the City’s website, or contact the Planning &  Development Department at 770-476-1790 to have your location confirmed.  You only need one occupational tax certificate for Georgia to conduct business; if you are within city limits, you do NOT need to get a certificate from Gwinnett County.

If you are applying for a NEW business, you must receive Business Zoning Verification prior to submitting an Occupational Tax application.

Business Zoning Verification (commercial)

Business Zoning Verification (home-based)

Step 1: We are happy to provide you with an OCCUPATIONAL TAX - BUSINESS REGULATION PACK to provide important licensing information and assist you with filling out your application.

Step 2: If your new business is at a commercial site or in-home, please fill out the application below:


EXEMPT from paying City of Duluth Occupational Taxes due to "non-profit" status, or if your business is conducted in another jurisdiction in Georgia where a majority of your income is derived, please fill out the Exemption Application.

Step 3: Click here for the  OCCUPATIONAL TAX CALCULATION WORKSHEET (in Excel) will calculate your tax amount due. The maximum amount due for any business is $12,500 plus the admin fee.

Please contact Nancy Samuel our Occupational Tax Officer at 770-476-3434 or for any questions you may have.

Step 4: Review your application prior to submission. Checklist for submitting Occupational Tax Applications.