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Roswell: New Business Startup

Information for New Businesses

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.
  • 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.
  • Affidavit Verifying Status: Needs to be signed in the presence of a notary.

Information Resources:

Small Business Administration (404) 529-9865

Small Business Development Center (404) 651-3550

Payment of Fees:

Home Occupation Tax: $100.00

The Home Occupation Tax is pro-rated to $50.00 after July for a half year.

Commercial Business Registration

You must complete the proper application in its entirety and have it signed and notarized prior to submittal for a Commercial Business Registration.

  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation (if business is incorporated)
  • Copy of Professional State License (if applicable) at www.sos.state.ga.us

Restaurant or Food Service Permits

Restaurants only:

  • Copy of current Health Inspection Report with the Grade noted or current Food Permit
  • Fulton County Health & Wellness Department (404) 332-1801

    http://www.fultoncountygahealth.org/

or

Bakeries & Café’s

  • Department of Agriculture:  (404) 656-3648: Toll Free (800) 252-5852
    TTY (404) 404-657-8387

    www.arg.georgia.gov

  • Affidavit Verifying Status: Needs to be signed in the presence of a notary.
  • Payment of Fees:2Commercial Occupation Tax: $100.00 for the first employee and $5.00 for each additional Employee.

    The Occupation Tax is pro-rated to $50.00 after July for a half year.

    $50.00 non refundable Administrative Fee

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 at 770-594-6235, Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

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For additional information, contact us.
Roswell Inc (located in the Roswell Visitors Center)
617 Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA 30075.