Business Tax and Licensing

Welcome to the Business Tax and Licensing’s web page.  Our mission is to ensure that all ordinances passed by the City Council are implemented and enforced fairly and equitably through code compliance investigations, administrative permitting and licensing, inspections, collections, and regulatory procedures. If you would like more information please contact our office.

City Marshal
P. O. Box 2496
Gainesville, GA  30503
Phone:  770-535-6861
Fax:  770-535-5636

The City Marshal's office issues citations and is responsible for ordinance enforcement, business permit processing, and business and occupation tax administration.


The following is an overview of the process necessary for obtaining an Occupation Tax certificate:*

*There are exceptions to these procedures for certain businesses, which require special licenses.


Other Regulatory Functions


Regulate, process applications, maintain records, and collect fees for various functions including:


Other Licensing


Collect license fees and maintain records on: