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City of Atlanta Reminds Business Owners to Renew Business Licenses
Posted Date: 1/4/2017 3:30 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell

Christina Cruz-Benton, Press Information Officer
404-546-1465, office
404-807-2438, cell


News Release

City of Atlanta Reminds Business Owners to Renew Business Licenses

Licenses must be renewed by February 15, 2017

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today that businesses will have until February 15, 2017 to file their business license renewal application. Once a renewal application is filed, businesses will have until April 1, 2017 to pay the invoiced amount.

This year, the renewal application and accompanying forms will not be automatically mailed to businesses. All applications and forms can be found on the City of Atlanta website at

In an effort to reduce paper waste and increase efficiency, businesses are encouraged to renew their business license, using their PIN, online at

Businesses should note that they will be penalized for failing to file. Business owners who do not submit a business license renewal application by the February 15, 2017 deadline will receive a failure to file notice and a $500 fine. Failure to pay your business tax by the April 1, 2017 deadline will result in a 10 percent failure to pay penalty. Unpaid balances accrue a monthly interest fee of 1.5 percent.

For questions about the business license renewal process, please contact the Office of Revenue at or by phone at 404-330-6270.


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