City of Mountain Breezes
Cleveland, Georgia.

Occupational Tax Licenses

Occupational Tax/Business License

Each business, within the city limits, is required to apply for a Cleveland Occupational Tax/Business License.  Occupational Tax/Business Licenses are renewable annually and due by January 1 of each year. 

Business License/Occupational Tax License Application

S.A.V.E. Form - Systematic Alien Verification Entitlement - This form is required by law and must be signed in the presence of a notary.  The form must be submitted with the occupational tax license application.

E-VERIFY Form - Employment eligibility verification - U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization.  The form must be submitted with the occupational tax license application and signed in the presence of a notary.
At this time, if you have ten or more employees, you are required to have a E-Verify Number for reporting purposes.  For more information regarding this requirement please go to

Occupational Tax Fee Schedule

Small Business Assistance
Find information, resources and opportunities for starting, growing or financing your small business in Cleveland, Georgia.  Click on the link below or contact the City of Cleveland Director of Economic Development and Planning.