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Everyone that conducts business in the City limits of Gallatin must obtain a business license if the annual gross revenue is over $3,000.
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Business license applications are available in the City Recorder’s Office or online. The process begins and ends in the Recorder’s Office, but other Departments are involved. The business license application fee is $15. There may be other fees required for opening a business.
Yes. If you earn less than $3,000 you are not required to obtain a business license. If you earn less than $10,000 you are required to obtain a minimal business license. If you earn more than $10,000 you are required to obtain a standard business license.
Yes. Any licensed contractor by the State Contractor’s Board must obtain a business license if conducting business in the City that will gross annual revenue over $50,000.
Every business must meet the Planning/Zoning and Codes requirements to ensure that the business activity and site are compatible. Before signing any lease or rental agreement, check with the City to make sure your business activity is appropriate for the zoning and that it will not heavily impact the neighborhood or require special parking considerations.
All standard business licenses earnings are reported/paid to the Tennessee Department of Revenue at tntap.tn.gov or 615-253-0600 by April 15th of each year. Minimal business license earnings are paid to the city.