Business Licenses

Apply for a Business License


There is a $15 fee for the initial license. For your convenience, you may print an application from the link above, the State of TN website or at 801 Anderson Street (Room 203, 2nd floor City Hall). Upon completion of the application, the license will be issued. Please contact our office 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.