Business Licenses

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Thank you for locating your business in Rockdale County. This is a basic guide to obtaining a business license in Rockdale County. We look forward to working with you!

Who needs a Business License? 

Any business, profession or occupation operating within the unincorporated area of the county (outside the city limits of Conyers) must apply and obtain a business license from Rockdale County.

(Rockdale County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Article II. Licenses. Section 22-31).

Rockdale County offers two types of business licenses:
Commercial Business License
Home Occupation Business License

Note: Annual registration for nonprofit organizations is mandatory (see Nonprofit Registration).


The business license fee (occupational tax) is based on the number of employees working in Rockdale County, including the owner, starting at $100 per year (see Fee Structure).

The fee for a new business license issued after July 1 will be pro-rated to half (1/2) of a full license fee, excluding the non pro-rated $25 administrative fee .

When to renew your license
The license is valid January 1st and expires on December 31 of each year. Annual renewal notices are sent in November and are due and payable by December 31. To avoid a penalty, the license fee must be paid by February 1 of each year.

Alcohol License:

A separate license is required to sell or serve alcoholic beverages on premises. See Chapter 10, Alcoholic Beverages, of the Unified Development Ordinance.

Alcoholic License app.

Where to Apply:
Rockdale County Administration and Services Building
958 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA  30012
Office Hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Telephone:  770-278-7137
Fax:  770-278-8940

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 289
Conyers, GA  30012