Annual Business License Payment And Renewal

Are you a business owner in Sandy Springs or want to start a new business? Businesses located in Sandy Springs are required to obtain a Business Occupational Tax Certificate. Often referred to as a Business License, the Certificate is valid for a calendar year and must be renewed annually.

Business licenses expire on December 31 of each calendar year. As a courtesy the City extends/offers a 90-day grace period making the deadline for renewal March 31. Failure to renew prior to March 31 will result in a one-time 10% penalty.

Renewing Online

You can renew your business license and pay your business occupational tax online using a convenient interactive tax calculation system. There is a 5% surcharge for online credit and debit card payments. There is a flat $5.00 fee for eCheck payments, however there is a $8,000/transaction limit on eCheck payments.

Renewing at our Office

The City accepts checks and money orders through the mail and in person at our office located at City Hall, however, in person payments involving a major credit or debit card also incur a 5% surcharge.

Revenue in-person services are available by appointment only.

Make an Appointment

Business License Renewal Application

Schedule of Rates

Contacting our Staff

Our staff would be happy to assist you. Before contacting us, please read the following frequently asked questions. If you still need assistance, you will find our telephone number and email address once you are done reading.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding License Renewal


The City of Sandy Springs has approved a contract with an auditing firm to ensure the City is receiving business license fees, franchise fees and waste hauler fees. Avendu Insights is the authorized third party contractor of the City of Sandy Springs to conduct this audit. They can be contacted at 1-800-927-5125.

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Sandy Springs Farmers Market

Saturday, April 17
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