Knox County Tennessee

Liquidation Or Going Out Of Business License

Any business in Knox County planning to hold a liquidation sale or going out of business sale must first obtain a permit from the Knox County Clerk. 


Application Process

  1. Complete the Going Out of Business Permit Application and submit to the Knox County Clerk’s office either in person or by mail located at 300 W. Main Street Suite 226 Knoxville, TN 37902.
  2. Provide a complete inventory list with each application. Upon review of the inventory listing, you will receive a paper certificate bearing the official Seal of Knox County valid for thirty (30) days from the date of application. This certificate must be placed in a conspicuous place at the business.
  3. The permit can be renewed three (3) times after the initial permit expires. A new, revised inventory listing is required on each renewal and your certificate will be issued upon approval of the Knox County Clerk’s Office.
  4. The non-refundable fee for the permit is $50.00 for each thirty (30) day period.

Contents of Advertising

All advertisements or advertising and the language contained therein shall be in accordance with the purpose of the sale as stated in the application pursuant to which a license was issued and the wording of such advertisements shall not vary from the wording as indicated in the application.
Such advertising shall contain a statement in these words and no others: "Sale held pursuant to permit No. ____________ of KNOX COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE granted the ____________ day of _____________, 20_____. “

Please call the Knox County 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
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Satellite Locations
1028 Old Cedar Bluff Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone: 865-215-8500
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Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Farragut Town Hall 2nd Floor
11408 Municipal Center Drive
Farragut, TN 37934
Phone: 865-966-5205
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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North Knoxville/Crossroads Centre
7328 Norris Freeway
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: 865-215-3400
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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South Knoxville/Chapman Plaza
7339 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-577-4510
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Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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East Knoxville
4734 Centerline Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37917

Phone: 865-549-5184
Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:30pm
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