Tax and License

Property Tax

Ad valorem tax notices are generally mailed in October of each year.  Taxes are due sixty (60) days after the issuance of the original notice.  Notices not paid by the due date will be assessed penalties and interest.  All ad valorem taxes owed the City of Perry must be paid prior to the issuance or renewal of an occupational tax certificate.

Alcohol Beverage License

For more information on obtaining an alcoholic beverage license from the City of Perry, please contact the Tax and License Division at (478) 988-2740..

Occupational Tax

An occupational tax certificate is required for each person engaged in any business, trade, profession or occupation in the city, whether with a location in the city or in case of an out-of-state business with no location in Georgia exerting substantial efforts within the state pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-13-7.  If the taxpayer has no permanent business location in the city, such business tax registration shall be shown to the code enforcement officer or his designee or any police officer of the city upon request.

Occupational tax certificates are valid for the calendar year in which they were acquired.  Occupational tax certificates are delinquent if not paid by March 1st of each year.  All payments received after the deadline will be assessed a ten percent penalty.

The City of Perry does not regulate businesses nor intervene in consumer disputes. Consumer complaints are handled by the Georgia Office of Consumer Affairs, or the Better Business Bureau.

Required information and forms:

  • Valid Driver’s License or official picture identification
  • Public Affidavit
  • Lease Agreement and written permission from property owner granting permission to conduct business on premises, if renting.

All ad valorem taxes owed the City of Perry must be paid prior to the issuance or renewal of an occupational tax certificate.

Tax and License Documents

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