Business License Applications

Please complete applications in their entirety.  Once an application is complete, please submit it with any other required documents as indicated on each application form. Please note that original applications are required for both the Commercial Business License and Residential Business License applications; all others may be faxed to the Forsyth County Planning and Community Development Department at 770-781-2197. Any required affidavits must be properly notarized.

Commercial Business License Application: This application is for a new commercial business license. Please mail in or bring original application for the initial submittal. Fill out the Tenant Occupancy Permit Application and submit it with the license application. The Tenant Occupancy Permit Application will be forwarded to the Fire Department for determination of an inspection. 

Tenant Occupancy Permit Application: This application is for all tenants that are applying for a commercial business license.

Residential Business License ApplicationThis application is for a new residential business license. Please mail or bring original application for the initial submittal.

Business License Renewal Application: This application is to renew an already existing business license. If faxing the information, please complete the bankcard transaction section of the application for payment.

Business Name and Mailing Address Change Application: This application is to be used only if the name of your business or mailing address has changed. If the physical location of your business has changed, you must fill out the Commercial or Residential Business Location Change Application.

Commercial Business Location Change Application: This application is to be used if the physical location of your commercial business has changed within Forsyth County. The Commercial Location Change Application will be forwarded to the Fire Department for determination of an inspection. If you are moving to a residential location, you must fill out the Residential Business Location Change Application.

Residential Business Location Change Application: This application is to be used if the physical location of your residential business has changed within Forsyth County. If you are moving to a commercial location, you must fill out the Commercial Business Location Change Application.

Closing Business Application: The business owner must fill out this application if the business is closing within the county for any reason.

Out of County Business Registration Application: This application is for businesses that are registered in another jurisdiction, but are conducting business in Forsyth County.

Residency Affidavit: This application verifies residency status of an applicant as required by the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act.

Contact Us

 Address: 110 East Main Street
Suite 100
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2115
 Fax: 770-781-2197
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

Our department's mission is to develop partnerships with all members of the community in an effort to provide valuable planning and development services that promote quality development and help create communities that will be enjoyed for generations to come.