All licenses are valid for the period January 1 through December 31. New licenses are valid from the date that the business begins in Cobb County until December 31. There are NO pro-rations.
Persons desiring to conduct any of the following business activities must obtain a special license: health spa, astrologer, door-to-door salesperson, amusement activity including carnivals, pawn shop, flea market, precious metal dealer, pool tables in establishments with an alcoholic beverage license and modeling agency. Applications for special/regulated businesses can be obtained by calling 770-528-8410.
These businesses require a special application and consideration, with a criminal investigation of the applicant being completed. Therefore, applications should be filed a minimum of two weeks prior to the scheduled opening of the business. Regulatory fees will be charged in addition to the gross receipts fee in order to cover the cost of regulation.
These extra requirements are designed to establish reasonable and ascertainable standards for the regulation and control of these businesses which may require additional police protection and regulation in order to ensure the health and safety of the community.
Door-to-door salespersons should file an application a minimum of two weeks in advance of the date the salesperson desires to begin soliciting in Cobb County.
A New Cobb County Occupation Tax Certificate (Business License) may be obtained at:
Cobb County Business License
1150 Powder Springs St, Ste 400
Marietta, GA 30064
** Payments accepted Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm
* South Cobb Government Service Center
4700 Austell Rd
Austell, GA 30106
** Payments accepted Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
* Locations accept regular business ONLY. All other business, including all regulated business, must visit the Cobb County Business License Office at 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 400 Marietta, GA 30064.
** We accept Visa, Check or Mastercard. Make Checks Payable to: Cobb County Business License
New Business Listings
Weekly listings of new businesses for unincorporated Cobb County in PDF format.