Business FAQ & Numbers

How much does it cost for a business license?

  • Answer: Call the Business License clerk at 662-892-9238 for the correct fee amount.

When do you renew your business license?

  • Answer: Business Licenses expire every September 30 and must be renewed by September 30 to avoid penalty.

Who do you call for a Mississippi Sales Tax number?

  • Answer: The Mississippi Department of Revenue at 662-449-5150 or their website at

What should you do prior to obtaining a business license for a home-based business?

  • Answer: Make sure residence is zoned correctly for home business.  (662-892-9334)
  • Complete and sign a Home Occupation Affidavit after zoning is approved.
  • Apply for a Mississippi State Sales Tax number if applicable.
  • Come to City Hall to apply for business license and submit payment.

What should you do prior to obtaining a business license for a business located in a commercial building?

  • Answer: Make sure commercial building is zoned correctly (662-892-9334).
    Apply for State Sales Tax number, Federal Tax number, and Beer/Liquor Permits if applicable (662-449-5150).
    Get Health Dept. inspection if food-related (
    Get building inspection (662-892-9333).
    Get fire inspection (662-890-7376).
    Come to City Hall and apply for business license (last step prior to opening doors for business).

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Contact Us

  • 662-892-9200
  • City of Olive Branch, MS
    9200 Pigeon Roost
    Olive Branch, MS 38654
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.