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calcThe goal of the 2013 Uniformity and Small Business Relief Act is to make life easier for taxpayers, but it also means some changes to the business tax, starting January 1, 2014. To Learn More Click Here
 
Businesses with questions may call our office at 423-745-4440 or the Tennessee Department of Revenue at 800-342-1003. Renewals may also be processed online.
 
Businesses applying for a New Business License will still need to apply for the initial license with the County Clerk.
 
The County Clerk will also continue to be responsible for issuing licenses to transient vendors and owners, managers, operator, or promoters of antique malls, flea markets, craft shows, antique shows, gun shows, and auto shows.
Apply Online For a New Business License
Download a New Business Application
State Information for Businesses
Download Business Tax Return Forms

In McMinn County, most businesses must obtain a business license and report their gross receipts to the Department of Revenue on a yearly basis.

After the first 30 days of operation, a new business has an additional 30 days to obtain a license. The fee for a business license is $15.00. Applications can be completed in the County Clerk's office or by mail.

To receive an application, please call the office at 423-745-4440 . We will be glad to answer questions or mail an application. The completed application and $15 fee can be returned by mail to:

Evonne Hayes
McMinn County Clerk

McMinn Courthouse Annex Bldg.
5 South Hill St   Suite A
Athens, TN  37303
423-745-4440 - 423-744-1657

Note: When a business closes or transfers ownership, the owner must close out that business license with the Tennessee Department of Revenue 800-342-1003 and any outstanding taxes must be paid in full. If this step has not been completed, the new owner can be liable for the outstanding taxes that were incurred by the previous owner.

Organ Donor Program

Tennessee Donor Services (TDS) is a nonprofit, independent organ and tissue donor network authorized by the federal government to serve 5.5 million people in 84 counties in Tennessee, 10 counties in Virginia, 3 counties in Georgia and 1 county in Kentucky.
TDS is dedicated to supporting families in our community who have lost loved ones by providing an opportunity to donate life through organ, tissue and eye donation.
We invite you to join us in our mission to save and improve lives by becoming a donor.  Together we can renew hope and transform lives.

McMinn Regional Humane Society

The McMinn Regional Humane Society (MRHS), in close cooperation with the City of Athens Animal Shelter, helps provide loving care for thousands of homeless animals every year from the city of Athens and McMinn County. This could not be possible without dedicated MRHS volunteers, wonderful support from the City of Athens Animal Shelter staff and people like you who help support our efforts. For more information about the MRHS, including contacts, hours, and location, and helping us, visit our About Us section.  Our Calendar of Events

donateOrgan donation gives life with others.  Your name on the Donate Life Tennessee Organ and Tissue Donor Registry you can help keep families together. Learn more >>

TWRA Hunting & Fishing.  Visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website.

mitzitagsThe State of Tennessee offers more than 90 specialty license plates for Tennessee motorists to display on their registered motor vehicles. Learn More>

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