FoodService Resource Associates, LLC

Cobb County

We Provide a wide spectrum of Valuable Resources for the FoodService Operator.  You can find pertinent information and resources for Government Rules & Regulations, Commercial Services, Restaurant Equipment, Web Development, Educational Research, Health & Safety, Financial Services, Service Agents, Demographic Information, Restaurant Operation, and Trade Associations.

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Important Information about Starting a Business in Cobb County

Residential Businesses, Unincorporated Cobb County Rules and Regulations,  Development Review Process, Grease trap Specifications, Food Sales Establishment License, Alcoholic Beverage License, Board of Health Permit, Building Inspection and Permit, Trade Name Registration.

Obtaining a Business License

Obtaining a Business License or Business Registration Certificate, Quick Reference Telephone List, Business Licenses for Businesses Within City Limits, Residential Businesses, Change of Name, Location, Ownership, or Closing of Business

Liquor License Requirements and Links

Printable Document Instructions on obtaining an Alcoholic Beverage License in Cobb County.

**Please allow 6-8 weeks for the completion of the application process.**

Alcoholic Beverage License Surveyors

Attach a certified plat of the proposed premises, prepared by a registered Georgia Land Surveyor, showing the location of all improvements and the distance from any church, school, alcoholic treatment facility, County park or playground, measured as required by the Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance.

Fire Marshal's Office Information

Fire Marshal's Office Jurisdiction, Inspection Process, Common Code Violations.

Cobb County Alcoholic Beverage Licensing

State of Georgia FoodService Rules & Regulations 290-5-14 Grease trap Specifications.pdf
Grease Trap Rules, Regulations, Sales, and Service
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Cobb County Code of Laws:
The Cobb County Code of Laws can be found on the Municipal Code Corporation website.  Select the link to "Online Codes" under "Free Resources" on the left-hand side of the page. The publications are listed alphabetically by State. View your publication in the "Frames" mode unless you are using a Netscape browser.

Vital Products &  Services for the Restaurant Operator

Food Service Equipment and Supply Authorized Dealers. Point of Sale Systems, Time Clocks, Advertising, Staffing Services, HVAC, Electricians, Plumbers, Cleaning Services, Waste Disposal, Phone Systems, Grease Trap Services.

Pre-Opening Checklist - FREE!!

A comprehensive checklist that that covers many aspects of the pre-opening process. 

Available in PDF Format.

Start-up Tools & Templates - Start-up Business Plan Template, sample P&L, Cash Flow Analysis, Break Even Analysis spreadsheet and more.

Smallwares Requirements - FREE!!

A complete list of supplies needed to open a 100 seat restaurant.  If your restaurant has 75 seats, multiply the quantity listed by .75.  If your restaurant has 175 seats, multiply quantity listed by 1.75. (Available In Pdf and Excel Formats.)


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Secretary of State



Welcome to Georgia-Official website of the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade, & Tourism 404-656-9306

The Cobb County Convention and Visitors Bureau

One Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

678-303-2625 Fax

The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

240 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339


770-980-9510 Fax

Cobb County Government

Map Link

100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30090

Map Link

(770) 528-1000
(770) 528-2490  Fax

Community Development

1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 400, Marietta, Ga. 30064

Map Link

Community Development Telephone Directory

Development & Inspections

Lee McClead

Map Link

1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 400, Marietta, Ga. 30064

Map Link

Community Development Telephone Directory

Business License Division

Map Link

Our main office is located at 191 Lawrence St., Building "E"

(770) 528-8410

(770) 528-8414 Fax

Licensing Information

Privilege Licensing

Application Forms

Download Fingerprint Cards (FD-258) Here


Code Enforcement


(770) 528-2180

Economic Development


(770) 528-2607

Tax Commissioner


(770) 528-8600

Cobb County Health Department's Environmental Health Division

Map Link

3830 South Cobb Drive, Suite 102, Smyrna, GA

(770) 435-7815

Cobb County Water System

Map Link

660 South Cobb Drive

Marietta, GA  30060


770-419-6224 Fax

3.6.2 Grease Trap Program

The Grease Trap Program is addressed in section 122-188. This section requires all food establishments, or any company that exceeds the wastewater limits for fats, oil, and grease to have a grease recovery system. All new restaurants must have grease traps approved by the CCWS Engineering and Records Division. Completed exterior grease trap manifests must be sent to the CCWS Office of Environmental Compliance every three months, within fourteen days after the grease trap has been pumped.* Pumping and dumping occurs when a waste hauler dumps grease (or other wastes) into a manhole. This practice is illegal throughout the CCWS.

Each food establishment that has, or is required to install, an active interior recovery device must register it with the CCWS for the purpose of obtaining a discharge permit. Discharge permits are reviewed annually. Permits for establishments found to be in compliance with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations will be renewed.

* Call John Asip @ Apex Environmental for help with this (770) 452-8600

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services

1595 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008

Map Link


Click here for a list of all available forms.

Fire Safety, Cleaning and Inspections


City of Acworth

Map Link

City of  Acworth

4375 Senator Russell Square

Acworth, Ga., 30101


770-974-4421 Fax

Building Department

Map Link

4415 Senator Russell Avenue

City Hall Complex Downtown



Permits, Applications And Ordinances  
*Please note that City Zoning Regulations might not allow the type or location of the business use you are applying for or might impose restrictions or other regulations concerning that use.  Please obtain approval from the City of Acworth’s Zoning Administrator before signing any lease, incurring any cost, or investing substantial time on your business plans.  Please contact Zoning Administrator, Sharon Sharpe at (770) 974-3112 or by mail to City of  Acworth, Zoning Department, 4375 Senator Russell Square, Acworth, Ga., 30101

City of Austell

Map Link

City Hall
2716 Broad Street, S.W.
Austell, Georgia 30106

Community Development

Map Link

5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road  Suite 101

Austell, Georgia 30106


770-944-4311 Fax




Business License

Business License Application



Austell Fire and Emergency Services

Map Link

5300 Austell-Powder Springs Road
Austell, Georgia 30106

770-944-6146 Fax

New Water Service

Map Link

2716 Broad Street, S.W.
Austell, Georgia 30106


City of Kennesaw

Map Link

City Hall
2529 J.O. Stephenson Avenue
Kennesaw, GA 30144


770-429-4559 Fax

Business License


770-424-8274 x 3122

Starting a Business in Kennesaw

Information & Links to documents and City Departments


Economic Development



Planning & Zoning



Building Services

Applications Forms & Permits



City of Marietta

Map Link

City Hall

205 Lawrence Street North East

Marietta, Ga  30060



One-Stop Permitting and Project Acceleration

     The City offers a one-stop permitting process through the cooperative arrangement between the Economic Development, Planning & Zoning, Public Works Departments, as well as the Fire Marshal and Marietta Board of Lights & Water. This one-stop approach reduces unnecessary delays and allows the applicant to gain permitting of the project in an accelerated manner. A pre-permitting meeting is also available to assist project managers with scheduling project phases to coincide with the permitting process, which maximizes efficiency for the project and decreases the likelihood of delays or difficulties associated with adherence to code

     There are four divisions under the department: Economic Development, Planning & Zoning, Code Enforcement, and Community Development. The department administers and enforces the City's Zoning Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan, and adopted Uniform Building Codes

Business License and Revenue Office

Scott Everingham - Business License Manager 770-794-5517

Forms and Applications



770-794-5685 Fax

Business License Application

Liquor Sales Reporting Form


Building Permits

This application can be filled out and submitted on-line

City Code    

Marietta Police Department

Map Link

150 Haynes Street
Marietta, GA 30060

770-794-5305 Fax

Server Permits Call Janice Koehler @ 770-794-5341

Any job regulated by the City of Marietta code requires a permit. Permits are issued for the following jobs (see webpage).

Permits are processed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:30 am and 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Applicants are served on a first come, first serve basis. Permits are available for pick up the next business day, after 4:00 pm, 24 hours a day at the City of Marietta Police Department front desk.

City of Powder Springs

Map Link

Powder Springs City Hall
4484 Marietta St.
Powder Springs, GA 30127

770-943-8003 Fax

Establishing a Business In Powder Springs



Building permits



The Office of Permits and Licenses



Water Department



City of Smyrna

Map Link

City Hall

2800 King Street

Smyrna, GA 30080


Business License Office

Licenses & Permits
Building Permit

Accounting and Finance Offices

2800 King Street

Smyrna, GA 30080 – 2nd Floor


Community Development Department

Map Link

Economic Development Incentive Program

Offices in Brawner Hall
3180 Atlanta Road
Smyrna, GA 30080

Ken Suddreth, Director


Starting a Business in the City of Smyrna

Business License Applications
Alcoholic Beverage Licenses
Alcohol Pouring Permits

Smyrna City Ordinances

Utility Services

Commercial Application

City Hall

2800 King Street

Smyrna, GA 30080


770-319-5334 Fax

Quick Start


Small Business Development Center-Atlanta





SBA, Small Business Resource Center


U.S. Small Business Administration


The information provided herein is without guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind whatsoever. Your use of and browsing in this Web Site are at your sole risk. In the case of any errors or discrepancies, including deadline dates for the submission of any materials, the official printed documents maintained in the various City, County, State, and National departments and offices will take precedence.

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State of Georgia Page
Professional Services
National Government Resources
Bar & Beverage Equipment
Restaurant Equipment 
Financial Resources
Security Systems
Cleaning & Maintenance
Marketing & Public Relations
Human Resources
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Education & Research
Health & Safety
Web Development
Commercial Real Estate-Brokers, Contractors, & Designers
Restaurant Operation
Service Agent & Repair

3520 Piedmont Road
Suite 130
Atlanta, GA 30305

404-467-9000 (P)

404-467-2206 (F)

Pre-Opening Checklist

A comprehensive checklist that that covers many aspects of the pre-opening process.  Available in PDF Format.

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Today's Restaurant News

The FoodService Industry Newspaper

Southern Insurance Associates
Liability ● Workers Comp ● Liquor Bonds

Survey Land Express

Liquor License Surveyors

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CPA's & Startup Business Advisors 

Restaurant Startup & Growth Magazine

Leading Restaurant Startup Magazine

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Restaurant Equipment Supplies Drawings & Installation

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Exhaust Hood Cleaning Maintenance

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Contract Design Concepts

Layout Design Architectural Drawings

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Business Loans and Lines of Credit

Urban Enterprises
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