In Bradley County, most businesses must obtain a business license and report their gross receipts to the Department of Revenue on a yearly basis. The exceptions are businesses that pay the Professional Privilege Tax, manufacture products for the disabled, or gross less than $3,000.00 annually.
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, CLICK HERE or please call the office at 423-728-7226 The completed application and $15.00 fee can be returned by mail to:
Donna Simpson, Bradley County Clerk
PO Box 46
Cleveland , TN 37364
Note: When a business closes or transfers ownership, the owner must close out that business license with the Tennessee Department of Revenue, 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.
Businesses that need a Sales Tax Number may contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services Division at 423-634-6266. The office is located at 1301 Riverfront Parkway Suite 203 Chattanooga, TN 37402.