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Business Licenses

To start a business in Johns Creek, you will need to obtain a Business Tax Certificate (business license). Other permits and licenses also may be required, depending on what type of business you plan to run and whether or not you are operating under a trade name.

Business LicensesIf you’re considering a home-based business, please review Article 4.12 of the Zoning of the City of Johns Creek entitled “Home Occupation.” A Business Tax Certificate is also required for all home-based businesses.

Certificates are valid for a calendar year, Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, and returns must be filed by March 31 each year. Renewals received after this date are subject to a 10% late filing fee and interest.

Businesses with an active business tax certificate are listed in our online Business Directory, including a link to their website when this information has been provided.

The Revenue Division can assist you with any licensing or permitting questions regarding operating a business in Johns Creek.

Business Tax Certificate Online Renewals

Click here to renew your business license online.

View the Online Business License Renewal User Guide.