official site for the city of cordele, ga

Most required forms can be downloaded by clicking on the "FORMS" tab to the left. 


  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • If Retail, must provide Sales Tax Number
  • If Convenience/Grocery Business, MUST have Dept of Ag. Safety Pen Permit


(License will expire on Dec. 31st. Must have written permission per occurrence.)

  • Written permission from land owner or manager to set up at that location.
  • Copy of home license based on gross receipts
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Food vendors need Food Service Permit  (Crisp County Heath Dept - Wyn Howell  (229) 276-2680


(For all in/out of town/state contractors. This includes Crisp County)

  • Administrative Fee $75

  • Copy of Georgia State License (if applicable)

  • Surety Bond ($5000.00) or Certificate of Liability Insurance listing City of Cordele as additional interested party.

  • ​If no GA License based on gross receipts, license will be issued tax-based per job.


(State Certified Private  -  6 Children or Less)

  • Certificate from State (Bright from the Start)
  • CPR Certification
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Background Check
  • List of Employees (Background Check)


  • Copy of State Establishment License
  • State Embalmer's License
  • Certificate of Occupancy


  • Food service permit - Contact Crisp County Health Dept
  • Certificate of Occupancy

In addition to the above, the following items are required for each business type listed below:

The following items are needed to issue a City of Cordele Occupational Tax Certificate:

Occupational Tax Certificates

​aka "Business Licenses"