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Adult Oriented Business And Employee Licenses

Adult oriented businesses and their employees located in Knox County are required to obtain a license from the Knox County Clerk. 


Application Process for Adult Oriented Business

Applicants must apply in person.  Complete the Application for License to Operate a Sexually Oriented Business. The application must be notarized and accompanied by the following:

  • Sketch or diagram of showing configuration and total floor space of the premises
  • Fee of $100.00

Application Process for Adult Oriented Business Employee

Applicants must apply in person.  Complete the Application for Sexually Oriented Business Employee License.  The application must be accompanied by the following:

  • Copy of Driver’s License or Birth Certificate
  • Fee of $50.00

Inspection

Sexually oriented businesses and sexually oriented business employees shall permit the county building code department to inspect, from time to time on an occasional basis, the portions of the sexually oriented business premises where patrons are permitted, for the purpose of ensuring compliance, during those times when the sexually oriented business is occupied by patrons or is open to the public.


Expiration of license

Each license shall remain valid for a period of one calendar year from the date of issuance unless otherwise suspended or revoked. Such license may be renewed only by making application and payment of a renewal fee ($50.00 for business and $25.00 for employee)

Contact the Business License Division at 215-2392 for further details.

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County Clerk

Old Courthouse
300 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2385
Fax: 865-215-3655

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Driver's License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 4:00pm
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Satellite Locations
1028 Old Cedar Bluff Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Driver’s License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 4 p.m.
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Farragut Town Hall 2nd Floor
11408 Municipal Center Drive
Farragut, TN 37934
Phone: 865-215-2385
Fax: 865-966-5207
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Marriage License office closes at 4:00pm
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North Knoxville/Halls Center
7028 Maynardville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Driver's License and Marriage License office closes at 4:00pm
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South Knoxville/Chapman Plaza
7339 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Marriage License office closes at 4:00pm
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East Knoxville
3010 S. Mall Road
Knoxville, TN 37917
(The old Markman's Jewelry Store, in front of Lowe's Home Improvement)
Phone: 865-215-2385
Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday
9:00am - 1:00 pm
Driver's License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 5:00pm Monday through Friday

Driver’s License, Marriage License and Passport offices close at 12:30pm Saturday
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