City of Jasper Business Department

Doing Business in Jasper Georgia


Alcoholic License Fee Schedule

Prorate Chart for Initial License
Per Mo Per MoPer Mo
BeerWine Liquor
$800.00 $800.00 $3,000.00
Prorate Chart for Initial License
Per Mo Per MoPer Mo
Do Not Prorate
Do Not Prorate

Alcoholic beverages shall not be sold for consumption on the premises and retail by the package except between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on Saturday and between 12:30 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on Sunday.

Special Event Permit

Non ProfitProfit

Permit needed for a event on public property with alcohol or no alcohol. If alcohol then any alcohol licensee needs to have a alcohol caterers license.


Business License / Occupational Tax License

Article II. Occupation Tax picture_as_pdf
The occupation tax levied herein is for revenue purposes only and is not for regulatory purposes, nor is the payment of the tax made a condition precedent to the practice of any such profession, trade, or calling. The occupation tax only applies to those businesses and occupations covered by the provisions of O.C.G.A. §§ 48-13-5--48-13-26. All other applicable businesses and occupations are taxed by the local government pursuant to the pertinent general or local law and ordinance. Click here for Article II

Article II. Businesses Regulated (Insurance, Construction, Peddlers, etc.) picture_as_pdf
Insurance businesses
Each person, agency, firm, or company doing an insurance business within the municipal corporate limits shall be required to obtain a license from the city clerk in the manner specified in this chapter.

Construction contractors
A general contractor, or builder is defined as any person who engages in the business of supervising the construction, alteration, or repair of buildings in the City of Jasper (even if doing part of the work himself) and who has general direction and control of the carpenters, masons, and other parties employed in the work shall be classified as a general contractor or builder regardless of the method he is compensated for his service.

Peddlers and itinerant merchants.
Each peddler and itinerant merchant as such terms are defined herein, who does business within this municipality shall be required to obtain a license from the city clerk in the manner specified in this chapter. No license shall be issued without the approval, of the city council.

Note: State law requires that every "peddler or itinerant dealer" obtain a license from the probate judge of the county in which he intends to conduct his business. See Ga. Code Ann. § 34-1001. Nothing in such law prohibits municipalities from also licensing such merchants, however. Click here for Article II

Article III. Businesses Regulated (Fees & Applications) picture_as_pdf
A nonprorated, nonrefundable administrative fee in the amount established by the city council shall be required on all business and occupation tax accounts for the initial start-up, renewal, or reopening of those accounts. Click here for Article III

Important Changes to Georgia's Immigration Mandates picture_as_pdf
During the 2013 legislative session, SB 160 possed which mokes significont chonges to Georgia's state immigration laws and the immigration mandates placed on Georgia's cities.

Print Form and submit with payment to:
City of Jasper
Attn: Occupation Tax
200 Burnt Mountain Rd
Jasper GA, 30143
License valid from
January 1 to December 31

(standard for most businesses)
prorated after July 1 to $37.50
Hotel-Motel Tax Form picture_as_pdf
Every person providing transient lodging for remuneration in incorporated the City of Jasper must collect a tax of six percent (6%) on the rent paid, unless such rent is for day eleven (11) and thereafter of stays in excess of ten (10) continuous days; or is paid by a person who certifies in writing that he is staying in such lodging as a result of his residence having been destroyed by fire or other casualty; or is paid by an employee or official of the State of Georgia, any of its local governments or other instrumentalities, when traveling on public business and either providing documentation thereof or paying by Sate or local government credit or debit card; or is paid by a foreign diplomat exempted by treaty or consular convention, when presenting documentation issued by the United States Department of State; or is paid directly by the United States, the State of Georgia or any instrumentality of either thereof. This tax is due and payable to the City monthly, on or before the 20th day of the month next succeeding the monthly period in which the tax was collected. When paid timely, the lodging provider may deduct and retain three percent (3%) of the amount of tax as a vendor's credit. For failure to pay by the due date, the lodging provider not only loses this vendor's credit, but is subject to paying a penalty and interest on the tax due. The penalty is five percent (5%) or $5.00, whichever is greater, of the amount due per month; not to exceed twenty-five percent (25%) or $25.00, whichever is greater. The interest rate is one percent (1%) per month or fraction thereof.

Print Return and submit Hotel-Motel Tax Payments to:
City of Jasper
Attn: Tax Department
200 Burnt Mountain Rd
Jasper GA, 30143

Outdoor Lighting picture_as_pdf
Purpose and Intent
This article is intended to reduce the problems created by improperly designed and installed outdoor lighting. They are intended to eliminate problems of glare and minimize light trespass, with regulations that avoid unnecessary direct light from shining onto abutting properties or streets.
Click here for Sec 94.149 Outdoor Lighting


Documents open in new window picture_as_pdf

Business License

Hotel-Motel Tax

Private Employer SAVE Affidavit

SAVE Affidavit – 2021

Tenant Occupancy Change


For annexation and zoning questions, please call the Planning Department at 706-692-9100 .
Shauna Coleman - City of Jasper Planner

Shauna Coleman