Occupational Tax

Business Licenses

To apply online for a new business license click here, APPLY ONLINE.    To apply in-person is by appointment only.  Please click here to schedule an appointment.                                                                                                Please contact our office for further questions  770-288-8180 opt. #5  

Print  Application MUST schedule appointment to bring completed application into office)

                      Commercial Application Packet            Home-Based Application Packet

                                             Short-Term Rental Application Packet        

Request a copy of your Occupational Tax Certificate. 

Please contact our office if you need a copy of your Occuaptional Tax Certificate at 770-288-8180 Opt. #5 or by email at occtax@co.henry.ga.us.


This information is provided as a public service to assist those persons interested in establishing and conducting a business in unincorporated Henry County only. Unincorporated Henry County includes those areas lying outside the municipal boundaries of the cities and towns located in Henry County. You may apply at the Tax Commissioners office in McDonough.

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Business Tax Certificate

Businesses located in the municipalities must obtain Business Occupational Tax Certificates from the city or town where the business is located. A separate license/certificate is required for each service or separate location of business. Any person, including but not limited to an individual, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company (with proof of corporation), who wishes to conduct either directly or indirectly, any business within Unincorporated Henry County must secure an Occupational Tax Certificate. Occupational Tax Certificate are renewed on a calendar year basis.  Expires December 31 of each year.

Zoning Approval

All businesses require our Zoning Department's approval, while regulated businesses require some additional approvals (Fire, Building, Environmental Health, Agriculture, Planning/Development, etc.) prior to obtaining the business license.

Occupational Tax Online

APPLY for an Occupational Tax certificate ONLINE for Unincorporated Henry County



Update an existing Occupational Tax Certificate

Business name change, contact information, mailing address, phone, email or ownership type (LLC, INC, Sole Proprietorship or Partnership) are now available online or by appointment only.  For change of ownership, type of service or locations please call the office 770-288-8180 opt. #5                                      A $60.00 Admin Fee will apply for a business name change, mailing address or ownership type change outside of renewal time.  These changes will result in a New Occupational Tax Certificate to be issued.   Commercial locations will require an updated CO from the Fire Department for changes to a business name or ownership type (additional fee for a new CO will apply)       

                               Update online     Print the update form  

                         Schedule an appointment to update certificate