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Cobb County

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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 Forms & Instructions included on this Disc/Web

(ALL ARE .PDF DOCUMENTS.  Click Here For Adobe Download If You Don't Have It)

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New Alcoholic Beverage Establishment.pdf New Business License-Corporation or LLC.pdf Cobb Development review Process.pdf
Alcoholic Beverage Establishment Change of Licensee.pdf Business license Partnership or LLC.pdf Hotel/Motel Occupancy Excise Tax Report Form.pdf
Alcoholic Beverage Establishment Change of Ownership.pdf Business License Sole Proprietership.pdf Professional Occupation Tax Form.pdf
Alcoholic Beverage Establishment Change of Ownership.pdf Liquor (by the drink) Excise Tax Report Form Commercial Building Permit-2007
Alcohol Compliance Checks - VIDEO  
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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FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

Secretary of State

GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE

404-656-2881

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

The Cobb County Convention and Visitors Bureau
http://www.cobbcvb.com/

One Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

800-451-3480
678-303-2625 Fax
cobb@cobbcvb.com

The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

http://www.cobbchamber.org

240 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

770-980-2000

770-980-9510 Fax


Cobb County Government

Map Link

http://www.cobbcounty.org/

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

http://www.cobbwater.org/

Map Link

660 South Cobb Drive

Marietta, GA  30060

770-423-1000

770-419-6224 Fax

WaterCustomerService@cobbcounty.org

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
http://www.cobbfire.org/marshal.htm

1595 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008

Map Link

770-528-8000

Forms Available on this Web/Disc

Commercial Building Permit-2007

Tenant Space Certificate of Occupancy Procedure.pdf

Site Plan Review Checklist.pdf

Permit Application Form (Commercial).pdf

Fire Alarm Plan Review Checklist.pdf

Click here for a list of all available forms.

 
Fire Safety, Cleaning and Inspections

 


City of Acworth

http://www.acworth.org/

Map Link

City of  Acworth

4375 Senator Russell Square

Acworth, Ga., 30101

770-974-3112

770-974-4421 Fax

cpetty@acworth.org

Building Department

Map Link

4415 Senator Russell Avenue

City Hall Complex Downtown

770-974-2032

 

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

http://www.austell.org/

Map Link

City Hall
2716 Broad Street, S.W.
Austell, Georgia 30106
770-944-4300

Community Development

Map Link

5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road  Suite 101

Austell, Georgia 30106

770-944-4309

770-944-4311 Fax

Permits

 

 

Business License

Business License Application

 

 

Austell Fire and Emergency Services

Map Link

5300 Austell-Powder Springs Road
Austell, Georgia 30106

770-944-4333
770-944-6133
770-944-6146 Fax

New Water Service

Map Link

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

770-944-4300


City of Kennesaw

http://www.kennesaw-ga.gov/

Map Link

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

770-424-8274

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

 

770-794-7075

Planning & Zoning

 

770-590-8268

Building Services

Applications Forms & Permits

 

770-429-4554


City of Marietta

http://www.mariettaga.gov/default.aspx

Map Link

City Hall

205 Lawrence Street North East

Marietta, Ga  30060

 

770-794-5530

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

 

770-794-5520


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

770-794-5300
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

http://www.cityofpowdersprings.org/

Map Link

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

770-943-1666
770-943-8003 Fax

Establishing a Business In Powder Springs

 

 

Building permits

 

 

The Office of Permits and Licenses

 

 

Water Department

 

770-943-8000


City of Smyrna

http://www.smyrnacity.com/

Map Link

City Hall

2800 King Street

Smyrna, GA 30080

770-434-6600

Business License Office

Licenses & Permits
Building Permit

Accounting and Finance Offices

2800 King Street

Smyrna, GA 30080 – 2nd Floor

770-319-5321

Community Development Department

Map Link

Economic Development Incentive Program

Offices in Brawner Hall
3180 Atlanta Road
Smyrna, GA 30080

Ken Suddreth, Director

770-319-5387

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

770-319-5338

770-319-5334 Fax


Quick Start

www.georgiaquickstart.org

770-531-6340

Small Business Development Center-Atlanta

 

404-651-3550

SCORE

www.scoreatlanta.org

678-277-8400

SBA, Small Business Resource Center

www.sba.gov

404-347-2441

U.S. Small Business Administration

http://www.sba.gov/financing/index.html

404-331-0100


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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Marketing & Public Relations
Human Resources
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Education & Research
Health & Safety
Web Development
Commercial Real Estate-Brokers, Contractors, & Designers
Food Service Industry Resources
Service Agent & Repair

3520 Piedmont Road
Suite 130
Atlanta, GA 30305

404-467-9000 (P)

404-467-2206 (F)

info@garestaurants.org

Pre-Opening Checklist

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

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