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Licensing Requirements

Apply for a License


A City of Oneonta application for city business license and taxes can be obtained by clicking here.  

Upon receipt of a completed license application, the Revenue Department will determine the proper license classification for each business and determine the types of taxes that each business will be required to remit to the City of Oneonta. 

The city’s license year runs from January 1 through December 31 with all City of Oneonta business licenses expiring on December 31 of each year - regardless of the date issued.

Multiple Licenses

Any person or entity, which is operating two or more businesses, vocations, occupations, or professions is required to file separate applications and obtain separate business licenses for each line of business, vocation, occupation or profession in which they are engaged.

License Classifications

The City of Oneonta issues business licenses based on classifications. Contact the City of Oneonta Revenue Officer for a determination of the proper classification at (205) 813-7182 or 

To Renew an Active License or Re-activate an Inactive License

To renew an active or inactive business license click here.


For more information you may contact the City of Oneonta's Revenue Officer at (205) 813-7182 or email at

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