Information for New Businesses

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Note to New Business Owners
Welcome to the City of Roswell and thank you for choosing Roswell as a location for your business. Our applications are online, however, please feel free to visit us if you need assistance in completing your application. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be glad to assist you with completing your application. We look forward to meeting you!

Home Occupation 
  • You must complete the proper application in its entirety and have it signed and notarized prior to submittal of your Home Occupation Registration.
  • Affidavit for Public Benefit: Needs to be signed in the presence of a notary.
  • Copy of applicant’s Georgia driver’s license noting the address is located within the City limits of Roswell (this is for Home Businesses Only)
  • If applying for In-Home Daycare you will be required to complete a Commercial Business application and supply your certification from Bright from the Start (Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning). You may contact the Child Care Licensing Division at 404-656-5957 or 1-888-442-7735.

Information Resources: 
  • Small Business Administration: 404-529-9865
  • Small Business Development Center: 404-651-3550

  • Home Occupation Tax: $100.00
  • The Home Occupation Tax is pro-rated by 50% after July for a half year.

Commercial Business Registration

Restaurant or Food Service Permits
  • Restaurants only
    • Copy of current Health Inspection Report with the Grade noted or current Food Permit
  • Bakeries & Café’s
    • Department of Agriculture: 404-656-3648, Toll Free 1-800-252-5852, TTY 404-657-8387

  • Administrative Fee: $50.00 (not refundable, not prorated)
  • Commercial Occupation Tax: $95.00 plus $5.00 for each full-time employee.  Two (2) part-time employees, for example, working twenty (20) hours per week each shall constitute one (1) full-time employee.
  • The Occupation Tax is pro-rated by 50% after July for a half year.

For your convenience we accept checks or money orders, payable to The City of Roswell. Payment by credit card is also accepted (Visa, Master Card or American Express). We have notaries available for the Affidavit form if you do not have access to a notary.  You may reach our office Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at 770-594-6235.