Regulatory Permit Directory

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

 

About Regulatory Permits

The business license applicant(s) must secure and provide the proper regulatory permit as required by specific business type. 

The Office of Revenue cannot process a new business license application without the proper regulatory permit.

Agency contact information for the most common regulatory permit types are provided for your convenience and is not intended to be all-inclusive listing.


Contact Info

Department of Finance

Office of Revenue

55 Trinity Avenue SW

Suite 1350

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

biztax@atlantaga.gov

Tel: 404.330.6270


Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday

8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Office is closed on weekends and holidays.

A

Adult Care
Regulatory Agency: State of Georgia
Address: 40 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.463.3333
Website: www.agewiseconnection.com

Adult Entertainment
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Alcoholic Beverages
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Ambulance Service
Regulatory Agency: Georgia State Health Department
Address: 2600 Skyland Dr. (Lower Level), Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: 404.679.4702
Website: www.dph.georiga.gov

Amusement Centers
Regulatory Agency: Parks & Recreation Department
Address: 233 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1600/1700, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.546.6788
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Astrology
Regulatory Agency: Business Tax Division
Address: 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 1350, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.330.6218
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Auto Dealer - Used Car Auctioneer/Auction House
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Secretary of State
Address: 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE,
Suite 313 (Floyd West Tower), Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.656.2817 or 404.656.5551
Website: www.sos.ga.gov

Auto/Motorcycle Racing
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

B

Bakery
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Department of Agriculture
Address: 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.656.3600
Website: www.agr.georgia.gov

Beer/Wine
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Bingo
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)
Address: 3121 Panthersville Rd., Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: 404.2701.8525
Website: www.gbi.georgia.gov

Boarding House
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Booting Companies/Bondsmen
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – Zoning (only) Police Permits
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Bounty Hunter
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – Zoning (only)
Address: 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 3900, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.330.6030
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Boxing/Wrestling Pro
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Burglar Alarm Installation
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

C

Car Detail (not mobile)
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Carnivals
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Fire Rescue Department
Address: 226 Peachtree St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.546.7000
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Convenience Stores (which distribute loans under $3,000)
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Industrial Loan
Address: 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Suite 707 (West Tower), Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.656.2298
Website: http://www.oci.ga.gov/IndustrialLoan/home.aspx


D

Dance Halls
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Daycare (3 or more children)
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Department of Human Services
Address: 2 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 28-436, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.656.6750
Website: www.dhs.georgia.gov

Door to Door Solicitors
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

E

Escort Service
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Estate Sales
No license required
Exterminators (pest)
Regulatory Agency: State of Georgia
Address: 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Suite 356, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.651.8600 or 1.800.869.1123
Website: www.ocp.ga.gov

F

Festivals in city parks
Regulatory Agency: Parks & Recreation Department
Address: 233 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1600/1700, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.546.6788
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Firearms (sales)
Regulatory Agency: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Address: 1800 Century Blvd. NE, Suite 4235, Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 877.423.6711/ 404.417.4900
Website: www.etax.dor.ga.gov

Fortune Telling
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

G

Game Rooms
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Garbage Collection
Regulatory Agency: Bureau of Sanitation
Address: 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 4700, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.330.6240
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Grocery Store
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Department of Agriculture
Address: 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.656.3600
Website: www.agr.georgia.gov

Gym/Judo/Karate
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

H

Handwriting Analysis
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Health Club
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Horse-Drawn Carriage
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Hotel/Motel/Bed & Breakfast
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Hypnosis
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

L

Labor Pools
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Limo, Sedan or Regular
Regulatory Agency: City Taxi Cab Bureau
Address: 818 Pollard Blvd. SW, Suite 241, Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: 404.658.7600
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Limo Service, Stretch
Regulatory Agency: Public Service Commission
Address: 244 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.656.4501
Website: http://www.psc.state.ga.us/

Lingerie Studio
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

M

Massage Therapy
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Meats/Seafood & VEH
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Department of Agriculture
Address: 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.657.3600
Website: www.agr.georgia.gov

N

Newspaper Vending Box
Regulatory Agency: Department of Public Works
Address: 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 4700, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.330.6240
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Night Clubs
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4364
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Non-Emergency Transportation
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Medicaid Enroll
Address: 2 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.656.4507
Website: www.dch.georgia.gov

Non-Profit Organization (100 percent charity)
Regulatory Agency: Business Tax Division
Address: 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 1350, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.330.6270
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Nursing Homes
Regulatory Agency: State of Georgia
Address: 2 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.656.4507
Website: www.dch.georgia.gov

P

Parking Lots
Regulatory Agency: Traffic Division
Address: 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 4900, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.865.8957
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Pawn Shops/Brokers
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Peddlers – City Parks
Regulatory Agency: Parks & Recreation Department
Address: 233 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1600/1700, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.546.6788
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Peddlers – City Streets
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Peddlers – Private Lots
Regulatory Agency: Business Tax Division
Address: 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 1350, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.330.6270
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Personal Home Care
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Department of Community Health
Address: 2 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.656.4507
Website: www.dch.georgia.gov

Pet Grooming (Kennel)
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Department of Agriculture
Address: 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Room 101, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.656.3600
Website: www.agr.georgia.gov

Pet Sitting
Regulatory Agency: Zoning
Address: 55 Trinity Ave., Suite 3350, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.330.6145
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Pool Billiard Hall
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website:
www.atlantapd.org

Plumbing
Regulatory Agency: Department of Planning and Community Development
Office of Buildings
Address: 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 1350, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.330.6270
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Precious Metals (Diamonds)
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.330.6270
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Private Clubs
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Produce Stands
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Department of Agriculture
Address: 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.657.3600
Website: www.agr.georgia.gov

R

Restaurants (serving alcohol)
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Restaurants (not serving alcohol)
Regulatory Agency: Fulton County Health Department
Address: 130 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.613.1205
Website: www.fultoncountyga.gov

S

Sales and used tax
Regulatory Agency: State of Georgia
Address: 1800 Century Blvd. NE, Suite 12000, Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 404.417.4400
Website: www.etax.dor.ga.gov

Salvage Cars/Parts
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Salvage Unit
Address: P.O. Box 740384, Atlanta, GA 30374-0384
Phone: 855.406.5221
Website: www.motor.etax.dor.ga.gov

Scrap Processors
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Secondhand Dealers
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Shooting Galleries
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Sightseeing Tour Service
Regulatory Agency: Bureau of Tourism
Address: 235 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.577.8687
Website: www.toursofatlanta.com

Skating Rinks
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Stables
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

T

Tattoo Artist
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Taxi
Regulatory Agency: City Taxi Cab Bureau
Address: 818 Pollard Blvd. SW, Suite 241, Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: 404.658.9675
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Telephone Solicitation
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Theaters
Regulatory Agency: Atlanta Police Department – License and Permit Unit
Address: 3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: 404.546.4470
Website: www.atlantapd.org

Tobacco (manufacturer)
Regulatory Agency: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Address: 1800 Century Blvd. NE, Suite 4235, Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 404.417.4900
Website: www.etax.dor.ga.gov

Trade Name & Registration
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Secretary of State
Address: 214 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.656.2881
Website: www.sos.georgia.gov/corporations

V

Vending (private)
Regulatory Agency: Business Tax Division
Address: 55 Trinity Ave. SW, Suite 1350, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.330.6270
Website: www.atlantaga.gov

Veterans Exemption
Regulatory Agency: Veterans Administration
Address: Floyd Veterans Memorial Building, Suite E-970, Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404.656.2300
Website: www.gavetsvc@vs.state.ga.us

W

Waste Water
Regulatory Agency: Georgia Secretary of State Water & Wastewater Treatment
Address: 237 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA 31217
Phone: 478.207.1300
Website: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/water

Wrecker Towing Service (owner requested towing – PERMIT NOT REQUIRED)

Wrecker Towing Service (non-consensual)
Regulatory Agency: State of Georgia Department of Public Safety
Address: 959 East Confederate Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: 404.624.7597
Website: www.gamccd.net

**Updated by the Office of Revenue – April 2018


View Full Site