135 W. Cherokee Ave.
Cartersville, GA 30120
E-Verify Requirements:. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §36-60-6, every private employer with more than ten employees must register with and utilize the federal work authorization program. Applicants are required to complete one of the following affidavits based on your number of employees: Private Employer Affidavit of Compliance (more than 10 employees) or Private Employer Exemption Affidavit (less than 10 employees).
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §50-36-1(b), the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act (SAVE), Bartow County Government is mandated to verify the lawful presence in the United States of any applicant. No license will be issued without proper completion of a Verification of Lawful Presence Affidavit. For a list of secure and verifiable documents please click here. Please note these requirements are not imposed by Bartow County Government.
For home based businesses, you must provide proof of residency via a drivers license or utility bill. Commercial applicants must provide a copy of lease agreement.
Section 36-6-60 of the Georgia Code requires that persons who are licensed by the state pursuant to Title 43 must present that state license when applying for an occupational tax certificate. For a complete listing of categories required to be licensed by the State of Georgia, please visit their website at www.sos.ga.gov/plb. You would also contact the Secretary of State's Office for information on forming a corporation. Individuals or entities doing business under a name different from the owner(s) full legal name(s) must complete a Trade Name Filing with the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where the business is principally located. If you incorporate your business with the Secretary of State, registering a corporate name does not control the use of fictitious or trade names, and issuance of a corporate name does not affect the commercial availability of the name
If you would like more information regarding occupational tax certificates and related requirements, please click here to view the Official Code of Bartow County. If you would like to speak to our staff, please call our office during normal business hours at 770-387-5009, option #5. Occupational Tax Certificates are issued Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. All businesses are required to comply with applicable Zoning Ordinances. For more details regarding rules and regulations imposed by Zoning, please contact their office at 770-387-5007.
YOU MUST CONTACT OUR OFFICE IF YOUR BUSINESS NAME, OWNERSHIP STATUS OR ADDRESS CHANGES.