Business Licenses

Apply for a Business License

There is a $15 fee for the initial license. For your convenience, you may print a Business Tax Registration Application (PDF), or you can get one from the State of Tennessee website or at 801 Anderson Street (Room 203, 2nd floor of City Hall). Upon completion of the application, the license will be issued. Please contact our office at 423-989-5500 for more information.

Business tax is assessed for the privilege of conducting business within the City of Bristol, Tennessee. The state business tax applies to all businesses. The City passed a local business tax ordinance that requires all businesses to be licensed and taxes paid. A business must get two licenses if located within the limits of the City of Bristol, Tennessee: one license from the City and one from Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Please visit the state's website for detailed requirements.