Business Licenses

We welcome your business to the City of Dunwoody. The forms and content displayed here are to aid in your business operation within the city.

To operate a business in Dunwoody, you must have a current occupational tax certificate, commonly referred to as a business license. Other permits and licenses may also be required, depending on what type of business you plan to operate. Official regulations can be found in Chapter 10: Business and Occupation Taxes, Licenses, and Regulations of the Code of Ordinances. Contact the Finance Department with any questions at (678) 382-6700 or  

It is important for those seeking information to understand, any errors or omissions will not relieve the business owner of responsibility, obligation or liability in fulfilling all legal requirements.


You might also find helpful the Occupational Tax Certificate Checklist the Occupational Tax General Informationand the Starting A Business page.

To apply for an occupational tax certificate, please use the following forms:
Occupational Tax Certificate Application
Occupational Tax Certificate FAQ
SAVE Affidavit
SAVE Affidavit FAQ
E-Verify Affidavit (Less than 10 Employees)
E-Verify Affidavit (More than 10 Employees)
E-Verify Affidavit FAQ
Direct Insurance Carrier Occupational Tax Application


Change of Information or Status


If information about your business (such as the address) or status (such as being closed or sold), please use the following forms:
Change of Address Notification 
Change of Information
Closed or Sold Business


Home-Based Businesses

The use of residential property for business purposes also requires the completion of our Home Occupation Form. Additionally home-based businesses involving customer contact (such as tutors, teachers, and licensed therapists) must also fill out a Type B Home Occupation Supplement Form


Other Licenses & Permits

Background Check Consent Form 
Escort Services Regulatory Permit 
Food Truck Form 
Massage and Spa Application 
Massage Work Permit
Pain Management Clinics 
Secondhand Dealer Permit
Solicitor Permit 
Taxi Cabs Permit 
Taxi Cabs Permit Background Check
Vehicle for Hire Packet