Business Licensing

In order to be eligible for a business license, the property must be located within the Lawrenceville city limits. A Lawrenceville mailing address does not ensure the property is within the city limits.

All businesses within the City of Lawrenceville must have a current Business License/Occupational Tax Certificate.

Business License/Occupation Tax Renewals

The City of Lawrenceville appreciates your decision to operate your business in Lawrenceville and we hope you continue to select Lawrenceville in future years. To process the Occupation Tax forms, please complete the appropriate application, required forms and remit payment.  This process is different than prior years, and will require the submission of completed forms and payment at the same time.  No second notice will be sent. Occupation Tax Certificates cannot be processed without proper documents and full payment. See Quick Links below for link to Business License Renewal for General Business and for Professionals.  Renewals were mailed the week of December 9, 2019 and are due no later than February 28, 2020.


  • All licenses expire yearly on December 31st
  • Business License/Occupation Tax Renewals were sent out the week of December 9, 2019 and are due February 28, 2020. 
  • Failure to receive renewal does not exempt business from making payment by the due date
  • Any payment received after February 28, 2020 will be charged a $25 late payment penalty
  • After February 28, 2020, unpaid licenses are subject to termination
  • Renewal fees must be paid separately from utility account payments


To close a business, please notify the Business License at City Hall in writing or via email at Occupation Tax Office.

Please contact Planning and Development with any questions by calling 678-407-6583.