Occupational Tax Certificates
Occupational Tax Certificates for New BusinessesOccupational Tax Certificates are issued within 7-10 working days of submitting the required documentation. Click here for the Occupational Tax Certificate Application Packet, including a checkoff list. See below for more information, and also other documentation that may be required.
- 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 (e.g. driver's license); 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 the "Occupational Tax FAQ" document below for a list of acceptable secure and verifiable documents; the affidavit is in the packet.
- 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); this affidavit is in the packet
- A Home Office Compliance Acknowledgement is required if you are operating out of your residence.
- Applicable occupation tax, 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, issued by the Paulding County Building Department, however the process starts at the City with Zoning consideration, using this form: Routing Sheet (not applicable to residential businesses)
- Certified Fire Inspection (770) 222-1160 (this is also part of the Certificate of Occupancy process; this is also required for residential child care)
- 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