The Business License Department is responsible for the collection of Business License Fees, Occupational Taxes, and Alcohol Taxes including Liquor by the Drink and Alcoholic Beverage Excise Taxes, Hotel/Motel Occupancy Taxes and Financial Institution Taxes.

The Department is also responsible for issuing privileged licensing including Alcohol, Massage Therapy, Bail Bonds Pawnbrokers, Precious Metals, Taxi Cabs/Vehicle for Hire and Temporary Use Licenses.

Before completing a business license application, please contact our office to verify that your business address is in the city limits of Kennesaw.

Fingerprinting is done by Kennesaw Jail staff on Mon-Friday from 9am- 3pm (Tuesday from 9am-12 noon).

You can access the documents associated with the business license process at this link:

Please notify this office if you have a change of address, ownership, firm name or business reclassification.


2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 424-8274
Fax: (770) 429-4559

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The following links may be helpful:

Atlanta Better Business Bureau (BBB)


Small Business Administration

Internal Revenue Service Small Business

Georgia Secretary of State



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  • City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.

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  • Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.

  • Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.

  • The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.

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