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Goodlettsville is home to a wide variety of businesses. Understanding the types of businesses and where they are located may help you make better business and investment decisions. In order to manage growth, the municipality issues business licenses to confirm and ensure lawful operation in the municipality. If required, a business license helps to regulate taxes, protect consumers and ensure public safety. This tool will help you answer three important questions.

What types of businesses are there and where are they located?

Use the interactive Business Directory map below to learn more about our businesses and gain insights into the land use zones within which they operate. More information on zoning can be found here.

Do I need a business license to conduct my business?

Goodlettsville is located in both Davidson County and Sumner County. Every business requires a County and City Business License before operating. The general guidelines for starting a business in Goodlettsville are available here.  For more detailed information on Licenses & Registrations, visit our municipal site here.

How do I get a business license?

County License: A county license should be obtained prior to applying for a City License.

  • For more details on obtaining a business license in Davidson County click here.
  • For more details on obtaining a business license in Sumner County click here.

City License: Download the Goodlettsville Standard Business Tax License application form here. Applications can be delivered in person or mailed to:

City of Goodlettsville
Business License Department
105 South Main St
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Business Tax: Business Tax must be paid annually with the Tennessee Department of Revenue in order to renew both your City and County licenses. Taxes are due between the end of your tax period and the expiration date of your business license. You can file your State Business Tax through the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s online portal here.

Tennessee Department of Revenue
500 Deaderick St. Nashville, TN 37242

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Mary Laine Hucks
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