Business License FAQs

how do you obtain a business license

Am I required to have a city and county business license?

State law requires that all businesses inside the City of Chattanooga have both city and county business licenses with exceptions for professionals, manufacturers, and certain disabled persons. City Business Applicatons are available. For information on obtaining a Hamilton County business license call (423) 209-6500.

What is the cost of a business license?

A business owner is assessed an initial license fee of $15.

How to renew a business license?

Business licenses are renewed with the State of Tennessee .

Where do you obtain a sales tax number?

Tennessee Department of Revenue


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