Business Development ServicesBusiness License
What’s New For 2020:
We Have Moved!
We are now located in the Historic Terminal Station. Our new physical and mailing address is:
Business Development Services
Business License Division
200 Cherry Street, Suite 202
Macon, GA 31201
Our office is located on the rear of the Terminal Station. To access our office, please use the available parking behind the building.
Welcome to the Macon-Bibb County Business License Division
Business Development Services, Business License Division is located at
200 Cherry Street, Suite 202, Macon, GA 31201
Every business in Macon-Bibb County must apply for an Occupation Tax Certificate (Business License) and renew it annually.
The Macon-Bibb County department of Business Development Services would like to remind business owners that the deadline for Business License Renewal Applications is April 01, 2020. In order to receive your Alcohol License by April 01, 2020, you must submit your completed Alcoholic Beverage Renewal application by February 01, 2020. Failure to renew by the annual April 01 deadline will result in a 10% penalty and monthly interest at 1.5%.
As a reminder, all Alcohol License customers are REQUIRED to have a 2019 General Business License before we can issue your 2019 Alcohol License.
In a continuing effort to save our citizens time and money, renewal applications are not mailed. Please click on the “Applications” tab, at the top of the page, to access the 2019 license renewal applications.
We thank you for continuing to choose Macon-Bibb County as the place to do business!
ANNUAL BUSINESS LICENSE DEADLINES:
All Licenses expire: December 31
Submit Alcohol License renewal: February 01
Business License renewal: April 01
Please have the following information available to successfully complete your renewal application:
- Federal Tax ID number
- Georgia Sales Tax ID number
- Number of Employees
- Copy of State Issued Professional License (if applicable)
- Notarized S.A.V.E. Affidavit (If you are not an American citizen, you must provide your legal Permanent Resident Card, Employment Authorization Card, or other authorizing documentation for verification by The Department of Homeland Security.)
Incomplete applications will be returned.
Please click on the “Applications” tab to access the 2020 license applications.
Macon-Bibb County welcomes your business to our community.
If you would like to apply for a new Occupation Tax Certificate (Business License) or Alcohol license, please contact our office to request an application. Every business in Macon-Bibb County must apply for a Business License and renew it annually.
Please contact the Business License Division by calling 478-803-0470.
(Please click Download button to download the application)
|1.||Alcohol Handler License Application||Download|
|2.||Alcoholic Beverage License Change of Agent Application||Download|
|3.||Revised Alcohol Ordinance||Download|
|4.||2019 General Business License Renewal||Download|
|5.||2020 Alcoholic Beverage Renewal Application||Download|
|6.||Bail Bonding Application||Download|
|7.||Billiard or Pool Hall Application||Download|
|8.||Dance Hall Application||Download|
|9.||Fortune Teller Application||Download|
|10.||Massage Therapist Parlor Application||Download|
|11.||Pawn Broker Application||Download|
|12.||Precious Metals and Gems Application||Download|
|13.||Short-Term Vacation Rental Permit Application||Download|
|14.||Sunday Sales Permit Application||Download|
Macon-Bibb Country Business Development Services
2019 Alcohol License Fees
Below is the listing of fees that have been approved by County Commission
|Manufacturer of Malt Beverages||$1,800.00|
|Manufacturer of Wine||$1,400.00|
|Manufacturer of Distilled Spirits||$2,700.00|
|Wholesaler of Malt Beverages||$1,000.00|
|Wholesaler of Wine||$700.00|
|Wholesaler of Distilled Spirits||$3,600.00|
|Wholesaler of Malt Beverages, Wine, and Distilled Spirits by an Out of Town Wholesaler||$100.00|
|Retail sale of Malt Beverages (Consumed on Premises)||$600.00|
|Retail sale of Malt Beverages (Packaged to Go)||$600.00|
|Retail sale of Wine (Consumed on Premises)||$500.00|
|Retail sale of Wine (Packaged to Go)||$500.00|
|Retail sale of Distilled Spirits (Consumed on Premises)||$2,500.00|
|Retail sale of Distilled Spirits (Packaged to Go)||$2,500.00|
|Alcoholic Beverage Caterer (includes Malt Beverages, Wine, and Distilled Spirits)||$500.00|
|Special Event Permit (Per Day)||$50.00|
|Special Event Permit for Non-Profit Organization (Per Day)||$25.00|
|Home Brew Special Event Permit (Per Day)||$50.00|
|Malt Beverage Taproom||$1,700.00|
|Brown Bagging Permit for Malt Beverages, Wine, or Distilled Spirits, or any combination thereof||$300.00|
|Sunday Sales Permit||$300.00|
|Temporary Alcohol License||$100.00|
|Alcohol Handler’s License||$25.00|