Applications & Forms

Every business operating within the city limits of Marietta must have a current City of Marietta business license. Applications are received and processed at our Business License Office located on the first floor of City Hall, 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA.

General Business Licenses


Most businesses will need to complete an application for a General Business License. In addition, the applicant must complete notarized affidavits (Affidavit Verifying Status and Private Employer Affidavit), Home-Based Business Acknowledgement Form (for businesses operating out of a residence) and provide copies of appropriate identification. License fees are based on annual gross receipts or the number of employees, whichever is greater. Payment can be made by cash or check.
Please submit the application, affidavits, forms, identification, and payment by mail or in person to the Business License Office located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA.

Our mailing address is:
City of Marietta, Business License Division, PO Box 609, Marietta, GA 30061-0609.

Alcoholic Beverage Licenses


Any business selling or manufacturing alcohol within the city limits of Marietta must obtain an Alcoholic Beverage License prior to engaging in the sale or making of alcohol. After completing the Alcoholic Beverage application and related items on the checklist, please contact Margaret Ferraro, Senior Revenue Officer, at 770-794-5522, to schedule an appointment. Alcohol License fees are listed on page 2 of the application and are due in certified funds upon submission of the application.
Please bring the application, affidavits, documents, identification and payment in certified funds to the Business License Office located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA.

Upon submission of the alcoholic beverage application, the applicant, owners and agent will undergo a background check by the Marietta Police Department. Please contact Nicole Oddi, Permits & ID Technician with the Marietta Police Department, at 770-794-5341, to schedule the background check. All new Alcoholic Beverage License applications are reviewed by the City Manager on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Upon approval, a copy of the alcoholic beverage licenses may be obtained from the Business License Office. The original alcoholic beverage licenses are held in the Business License Office until a state alcoholic beverage license is obtained by the business and a copy of the state license is brought to the Business License Office. No alcohol may be sold or manufactured until the state license is obtained and the original city license is released.

Professional Licenses


Professionals will need to complete an application for a Professional Business License. For the list of professional type businesses, see page 2 of the professional application. License fees are based on a flat fee of $400 per professional or a calculation based on gross receipts or number of employees (choice elected on an annual basis). Payment can be made by cash or check.
Please submit the application, affidavits, forms, identification, and payment by mail or in person to the Business License Office located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA.

Our mailing address is:
City of Marietta, Business License Division, PO Box 609, Marietta, GA 30061-0609.

Privileged Licenses


Privileged Licenses are required for private detective/security businesses; burglar alarm system installations; and alcohol beverages wholesalers. License fees are listed on page 4 of the application and are due in certified funds upon submission of the application.
Please submit the application, affidavits, forms, identification, and payment by mail or in person to the Business License Office located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA.

Our mailing address is:
City of Marietta, Business License Division, PO Box 609, Marietta, GA 30061-0609.

Pawn Shop Licenses


Pawn Shop Licenses are required for pawn shops and pawn shop dealers in precious metals and gems. License fees are listed on page 3 of the application and are due in certified funds upon submission of the application.
Please submit the application, affidavits, forms, identification, and payment by mail or in person to the Business License Office located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA.

Our mailing address is:
City of Marietta, Business License Division, PO Box 609, Marietta, GA 30061-0609.

Transient Vendor/Temporary Business Licenses


Transient Vendor/Temporary Business Licenses are required for businesses that are temporary in nature. These licenses require the prior written consent of the real property owner, are only valid for 45 consecutive days and can only be applied for twice a year. License fees are $144 and are due in certified funds upon submission of the application.
Please submit the application, affidavits, forms, identification, and payment by mail or in person to the Business License Office located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA.

Our mailing address is:
City of Marietta, Business License Division, PO Box 609, Marietta, GA 30061-0609.

Mobile Retail Food Establishment Licenses


Mobile Retail Food Establishment Licenses are required for businesses operating a mobile food truck. These licenses require the prior written consent of the real property owner and are valid for the calendar year. License fees are $189 and are due in certified funds upon submission of the application.
Please submit the application, affidavits, forms, identification, and payment by mail or in person to the Business License Office located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA.

Our mailing address is:
City of Marietta, Business License Division, PO Box 609, Marietta, GA 30061-0609.

Massage Practitioner Licenses


Massage Practitioner Licenses are required for any person engaging in the business, trade or profession of a masseur and/or operating a massage parlor. License fees are $195 and are due in certified funds upon submission of the application.
Please submit the application, affidavits, forms, identification, and payment by mail or in person to the Business License Office located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA.

Our mailing address is:
City of Marietta, Business License Division, PO Box 609, Marietta, GA 30061-0609.

Monthly Occupancy/Excise Taxes


Business License collects monthly occupancy/excise taxes for Liquor Sales, Hotel/Motel Revenue and Rental Motor Vehicle Revenue. Payment by cash or check is due by the 20th day of the following month. Forms must be postmarked by the 20th day to avoid late fees.
Please submit the forms and payment by mail or in person to the Business License Office located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA.

Our mailing address is:
City of Marietta, Business License Division, PO Box 609, Marietta, GA 30061-0609.

Other Information


Contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 770-794-5669 for information regarding zoning/variance requirements, sign permits, parking issues and to schedule inspections.

Contact the Fire Department at 770-794-5466 for information regarding building fire code requirements and to schedule inspections.

Contact the Building Permits Department at 770-794-5651 for information regarding building permits, redevelopment, structural changes, variances, certificate of occupancy requirements and to schedule inspections.

Contact the Cobb County Business License Office at 770-528-8410 for information regarding alcohol pouring permits for restaurant and package store staff.

For a list of new business registrations in the City of Marietta, click here. This list is updated weekly and the records are cumulative, beginning with licenses issued in 2002.

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