New Business Application


Prior to submitting an application, verify that the physical address of your business is within Duluth City limits.  For verification, review the City of Duluth STREET LISTING  or contact the Planning &  Development Department at 770-476-1790 to have your location confirmed.  Only one Occupational Tax Certificate is required in order to conduct business in Georgia. If your business is located within the City limits, you do NOT need to get a certificate from Gwinnett County.

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If you are applying for a NEW business, you must receive Business Zoning Verification prior to submitting an Occupational Tax application. Please submit the Zoning Verification & Certification Application to the Business Office at City Hall, which is located on the first floor.

Business Zoning Verification (commercial)

Business Zoning Verification (home-based)

Step 1: We are happy to provide you with an OCCUPATIONAL TAX - BUSINESS REGULATION PACKET that illustrates important licensing information and assistance with completing the application.

Step 2:
 Review your application prior to submission. Checklist for submitting Occupational Tax Applications.

Step 3:
If your new business is at a commercial site or in-home, complete 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, complete the Exemption Application.

Step 4: Click here for the  OCCUPATIONAL TAX CALCULATION WORKSHEET (in Excel). This worksheet will calculate the tax amount due. The minimum amount due for any business is $100, which includes  the administration fee. The maximum amount due for any business is $12,500 plus the admininstration fee.

Please contact Nancy Samuel, Occupational Tax Officer at 770-476-3434 or for assistance.

Gwinnett County Fire Services:

NACIS Business Description