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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To apply for a new occupational tax certificate, please use the following forms:
Occupational Tax Certificate Application
Occupational Tax Certificate FAQ
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
The renewal season for all businesses operating in the City of Dunwoody begins January 2nd. The due date for all renewal forms and payments is April 15th. If you have not received your renewal form please contact our office at (678) 382-6700.
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:
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
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Obtaining a Business License
Planning to open a business in the City of Dunwoody? The city of Dunwoody can help you prepare for future success. Whether your business is home-based or considering a property lease or ownership location, a critical first step is to first determine what’s needed to ensure your business will be in compliance with all codes and ordinances.
The City of Dunwoody offers resourceful and timesaving tools that can help your business get started.
To learn more, watch a short video explaining the Business Licensing Process.