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Occupational Tax License

Licensing Overview

Alcoholic Beverage Licensing

The Morgan County Planning and Development department issues all Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for unincorporated Morgan County.  

These licenses include: 

  • package sales on malt beverages and wine 
  • sales of malt beverages and wine on premises 
  • wholesale of malt beverages and wine
  • alcoholic beverage catering special event permits (e.g., charitable organizations and political fundraisers) 

For specific regulations, please refer to the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance for Morgan County.   


Occupational Tax Certificate

An Occupational Tax Certificate, commonly referred to as a business license,  is issued upon the registration of a business and payment of the established fee.

Pursuant to Morgan County Code of Ordinances,
§66-29 regarding Occupation Tax, each person engaged in any business, trade, profession, or occupation in the unincorporated areas of Morgan County, Georgia, shall pay an occupation tax for said business, trade, profession, or occupation.          

An Occupational Tax Certificate:               

  • Shall be displayed by the business owner in a conspicuous place within the business premises at all times
  • All Occupational Tax Certificates expire on December 31 of the year the certificate was issued
  • It is not transferable

Peddler and Itinerant Merchants License
Each peddler and itinerant merchant, as such terms are defined in 
section 66-46 of the Morgan County Code of Ordinances, who does business within the unincorporated areas of the county shall be required to obtain a license from the Planning and Development department.  

Prior to the issuance of a peddlers and itinerant merchants license, you will be required to complete a fingerprint and background check with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.  To schedule an appointment, please call (706) 342-1507.  You may download an application for a peddlers and itinerant merchant license from this website


A valid photo ID and Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act Affidavit is required for ALL new APPLICANTS.


 For State License Number:
Secretary of State
214 State Capital
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
(404) 656-2881 Phone
(404) 656-0513 Fax

For State Sales & Use Tax Number:
Department of Revenue
1800 Century Boulevard NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345
(877) 423-6711 Phone

For Federal Tax ID Number:
Internal Revenue Service
(800) 829-4933 Phone