Occupational Tax License


Every person who is engaged in business, trade, a profession, or occupation in the City of St. Marys is required to have an Occupational Tax license.  Fees are determined by the number of full and part-time employees of the business.

Businesses that have no physical location in the City of St. Marys, but are located inside the state of Georgia, will need to obtain a license from the county or municipality where your business office is located.

Businesses who are located outside the state of Georgia, with no physical location in Georgia, should obtain first a business license in the Georgia jurisdiction in which they conduct the most business.  If that is St. Marys, you will need to complete the application and submit copy of the GA state license if required.

STEPS FOR ACQUIRING A ST. MARYS OCCUPATIONAL TAX LICENSE.

Submit a completed Occupational Tax License application.  (It can be found in the Document Center to the left.)  Please attach all state required licenses when submitting the application.  Applicaitons are reviewed once a week on Wednesdays.  Once the application has been approved, you will pay the application fee and your Occupational Tax License will be issued.  The certificate must be posted in a conspicuous place at your business establishment.  Occupational Tax licenses are non-transferrable.

OCCUPATIONAL TAX LICENSE APPLICATION

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF OR MAILED TO:
City of St. Marys
Community Development Department
418 Osborne Street
St. Marys, GA 31558 

EXPIRATION & RENEWALS
Occupational Tax License certificates expire December 31 of each year.  All payments received after that date will be assessed a 10% penalty of amount due.   Please contact the licensing office at (912) 510-4032 if your business closes, moves to another address or this was a one time construction job in which the job is completed and do not wish to renew your certificate. 

Phone: (912) 510-4032
Fax:       (912) 510-4014 

To apply for a Federal Tax ID Number 
To apply for a Sales & Use Tax