Business Development Services

Business 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

(478) 803-0470


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 January 01, 2020, you must submit your completed Alcoholic Beverage Renewal application by November 01, 2019. 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!



All Licenses expire:                            December 31

Submit Alcohol License renewal:       November 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. 2020 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

2020 Alcoholic Beverage License Renewal Cover

Macon-Bibb Country Business Development Services

2019 Alcohol License Fees

Below is the listing of fees that have been approved by County Commission

License Description Amount
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
Brewpub $1,700.00
Malt Beverage Taproom $1,700.00
Cocktail Room $1,700.00
Brown Bagging Permit for Malt Beverages, Wine, or Distilled Spirits, or any combination thereof $300.00
Wine-Tasting Permit $300.00
Sunday Sales Permit $300.00
Temporary Alcohol License $100.00
Alcohol Handler’s License $25.00