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Business Changes

 

Non-Regulated Businesses

Change of Ownership

Certificates are void if the ownership has changed. Occupation Tax Certificates are not transferable. The new owner must make application to change the ownership of the business in person at the Business License Division prior to, or within 10 days of, the ownership change and complete the HB87 Citizenship Affidavit [PDF], the Private Employer Affidavit [PDF], provide one secure and verifiable document [PDF] (a driver license or passport) and Immigration Documents, if applicable. There is a $50.00 change of ownership fee. You must provide documentation for the change of ownership (i.e. bill of sale, purchase agreement).

Change of Business Name

Certificates are void if the name has changed. You must notify us in writing. View/Download the Change Form. There is a $10.00 charge to change the business name. If the business is a corporation, the applicant must provide a new certificate from the Secretary of State.

Change of Business Location or Business Activity

Certificates are void if the location has changed. You must submit a change form in person to the Business License Office at 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 400, Marietta, GA 30064. There is a $10.00 charge to change the business address.

View/Download the Change FormChange of business location and/or activity require zoning approval.

Change of Business Mailing Address

You must notify us in writing. Please submit a change form to the Business License Office at:

1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 400,
Marietta, GA 30064

OR BY MAIL to:

P.O. Box 649
Marietta, GA 30061

Closing of Business

Businesses that are no longer in business in unincorporated Cobb County must notify the Cobb County Business License Division in writing. Failure to renew a license does not cancel the license/certificate. We do not accept verbal notifications.

Change of Business Structure

If a business changes from Sole Proprietor to LLC, INC-to-LLC, etc. you must contact the Business License Division and inform them of the structure change. There is a $50 charge for change of business structure. If the corporate name changes due to a merger or amendment, the charge is $10. A copy of the new certificate from the Secretary of State is required.

For a corporate name change, View/Download the Change Form.