All commercial and residential businesses located within the unincorporated area of the County must apply for an annual occupational tax certificate. The fee for this certificate is based upon the number of employees and is a flat fee. All applications are filtered through our Planning and Zoning Department who will verify if the business activity may be conducted at the designated address. New applicants who are applying as a Sole Proprietor will simply need to complete the application packet. New applicants who are wanting to establish an LLC or INC, must register with the Georgia Secretary of State and provide a copy of their certificate designating their business as a registered entity. Applications are submitted to the County Clerk’s Department located at 115 North Main Street Statesboro, Georgia 30458, for processing.