Business Licenses

Acquiring a business license is an important step in the life of a business. A license gives your business credibility, protects you from certain liability, and enables you to file business taxes separate from personal taxes.

A business license (Occupational Tax Certificate) is required for any business in the City of Lilburn, regardless of the size of the business or whether it is operated at a residence or commercial location. Licenses must be renewed January 31 each year.

  1. New License
  2. Renewal

How to Apply

  1. Please contact the Planning and Economic Development Department at 770-279-3710 to verify zoning requirements for the type of business to be established and to apply for a Certificate of Occupancy.
  2. Obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from Fire Plan Reviewer at 446 West Crogan St., Ste. 150, Lawrenceville. Business is conducted Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Gwinnett County Fire Plan Review can be contacted at 678-518-6000.
  3. Contact Kaleigh Frederick at 770-279-3708 to determine any additional licensing requirements. 
  4. Complete the new business license application found online or in the office.
  5. Please provide a copy of the lease agreement.

If your business is located in the Lilburn city limits, you do not need to obtain a business license from Gwinnett County.