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Occupational Tax Certificates & Licenses

Melissa Chosewood
Occupational Tax Certificate Clerk

217 Main St.
Hiram, GA  30141

Ph: (770) 943-3726 ext. 2013
Fx: (770) 439-2372

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed for Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm daily
All applicants for any public benefit (i.e. permit, certificate and/or license) given by the City of Hiram will be required by State law to submit a SAVE Affidavit and secure and verifiable document; non-U.S. Citizens must submit acceptable immigration documentation which will be used to verify lawful presence in the United States via U.S.C.I.S.
(O.C.G.A. § 50-36-1 & 2) 
(see below for more information)

An E-Verify Affidavit will also be required for each business receiving an occupation tax certificate/business license/permit. (O.C.G.A. § 36-60-6) 
(see "Occupational Tax FAQ" document below for more information) 

Occupational Tax Certificates are issued within 7-10 working days of submitting the following required documentation:
  • Occupational Tax Certificate Application Packet:
  • Copy of valid secure and verifiable document, e.g...driver's license - can be mailed or emailed to the occupational tax certificate clerk or submitted in person.  See the "Occupational Tax FAQ" document below for a list of acceptable secure and verifiable documents
  • Applicable license fee, payable by cash or check-for businesses that began more than 30 days ago, please contact the occupational tax certificate clerk for amount due
  • Certificate of Occupancy (770) 443-7571
  • Certified Fire Inspection (770) 222-1160
  • Required licensing and documentation as determined by the State of Georgia, such as licenses, permits, etc.
  • Copy of required business registration from the Georgia Secretary of State (404) 656-2817 or Paulding County Clerk of Superior Court for DBA (770) 443-7527 (Required by State Law O.C.G.A. § 10-1-490)

  • NAICS Number (North American Industry Classification System)

  • All documents must be signed by the same, qualified applicant 

  • Please review for Additional Information: Occupational Tax FAQ

    0-5 Employees..............$100.00
    6-15 Employees.............$175.00
    16-25 Employees...........$325.00
    26-50 Employees...........$525.00
    51-99 Employees...........$775.00
    100 + Employees...........$1000.00

    To meet the increased costs associated with new State & Federal reporting requirements, a $25.00 non-refundable administration fee is assessed for each Occupational Tax application submitted. Please include this fee with your Occupational Tax fee payment.

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