Businesses grossing more than $10,000 annually that are not exempt must obtain a Standard Business License. The fee for a standard business license is $15.00. Applications can be completed in the County Clerk’s office or by mail.


Businesses that gross more than $3,000 but less than $10,000 annually must obtain a Minimal Activity Business License. The fee for a minimal activity business license is $15.00.

To receive and application, please go to the forms link. The completed application and $15.00 fee can be returned by mail to:

Cocke County Clerk

111 Court Avenue, Room 101

Newport, TN 37821

Questions for TN.Revenue@TN.GOV or phone #800-342-1003