Business License

The Town of Thompson's Station has a business license requirement for businesses operating within the Town. The Town issues the initial license, but the Tennessee Department of Revenue will administer and process your annual business tax return.

Application Fee


There is a $15 fee associated with applying for a business license. Make checks payable to the Town of Thompson's Station. Your business tax license will be issued by the Town.

There is an additional $10 fee for home occupation businesses.

Applying For a Business License


You are required to fill out a Business Application Form (PDF). Submit this completed form by mail or in person along with your $15 application fee to:
Town of Thompson's Station
P.O. Box 100
Thompson's Station, TN 37179

Detailed Instructions


For detailed instructions, please see the Business Application Instructions (PDF) document.

For instructions on classification, please click here.  

Residential Business Checklist (PDF)

Home Based Businesses


If you are operating your business from a residence in Thompson's Station, you must fill out a Home Occupation Application (PDF) and submit it to the Town for approval. Obtaining a business license does not mean you have been approved for a home occupation or residential business, so you should obtain this approval before applying for a business license.

New Online System for applying for Business/Home Occupation Licenses!

The web-based SmartGov system will enable residents to submit & track applications for Business Licenses and Home Occupation Licenses from start to completion. By creating an account in the Citizen Portal (https://twn-thompsonsstation-tn.smartgovcommunity.com/Public/Home), users will be able to submit information and be notified by email when the license has been approved and issued.  

SmartGov Portal

This site will be available 24/7 online and can be accessed by any computer, phone or tablet.  NOTE: License Renewals are handled by the TN State Government. 


Contact sbanks@thompsons-station.com or 615-794-4333 ext. 4 for questions or assistance.