Business License (Occupational Tax)

Business License Requirements

  • You must have an approved Land Use Permit prior to being issued a Business License.
  • Complete the Occupational Tax Certificate Application (Business License Application).
  • Include all supporting documents listed in the Forms & Documents section below. These documents must be signed and notarized prior to completing the Business License Application and are required to submit your application. 
  • You will also need to email a copy of your valid drivers license to .
  • You can find all required steps on the Business License Portal linked below.

Business License Portal

Business License Renewal

You can renew your Lumpkin County Business License on the Business License Portal linked below. You will need your Entity number (Lumpkin County Business License Number) to search for your license.


  • When renewing for the 2024 Business License Calendar year, you will submit a renewal form. At the time of submittal you will not be paying for your license. Your renewal form will be processed in office and you will receive an invoice in your email for payment. After payment we will issue your license. We are using a new system this year so the process is a little different. 
  • If you are renewing a Short-Term Rental we will not be using Host Compliance this year. You will be issued one license (Business & Short-Term Rental License: $175.00). If you have multiple Short-Term Rentals you will have one license (Business & Short-Term Rental License: $175.00) and a Short-Term Rental License ($100) per each additional Short-Term Rental. Please contact Ashley for your new Short-Term Rental number.
  • Please contact Ashley Stahl at 706-482-2589 if you have any questions.

Business License Portal

Forms & Documents