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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 931-526-7106 or the Tennessee Department of Revenue at 800-342-1003. Renewals have to 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.
Download a New Business Application
State Information for Businesses
Download Business Tax Return Forms

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

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 931-526-7106. We will be glad to answer questions or mail an application. The completed application and $15 fee can be returned by mail to:

Wayne Nabors
Putnam County Clerk

121 South Dixie Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38501
931-526-7106 - 931-372-8201

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.

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