No, taxpayers do not receive annual license renewal forms in the mail. To renew existing standard business licenses, taxpayers must first file their annual state and/or city business tax return with the Tennessee Department of Revenue and pay the tax due. Once the tax return and payment are processed, the Department of Revenue will notify the county or city business tax official that a renewal business license can be issued. There is no fee for the renewal of a standard business license.
Businesses who have minimal activity business licenses may receive contact from their local county clerk or city recorders office regarding renewing their annual license. It is the responsibility of the business owner to properly renew their minimal activity business license each year.