City Clerk

The city clerk's office is responsible for the financial management of the city which includes collection of taxes and licenses. The city clerk's office maintains all records for the city

Revenue Discovery Systems


Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS), formerly AlaTax, is the tax administrator for The City of Athens. RDS works with hundreds of local and state governments in several states providing taxpayer services, including business tax collection, taxpayer registration, and online filing of business taxes. The services offered to the government agencies help bridge the gap between the government and their constituents. If you have questions, need forms, or want to file online, please go to the RDS Website.

NOTICE: Business license renewal extension

Due to the hardships and inconveniences caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Athens has elected to extend the Jan. 31 deadline for business license renewals to Feb. 28. Any renewals received either in person after Feb. 28 or received via USPS or common carrier with a postmark date after Feb. 28 will be assessed penalties and interest.