Georgia business licenses

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What should I know about business licenses in Georgia?

The Georgia Secretary of State doesn’t beat around the bush. They recommend "that you consult an attorney or accountant as you create your business plan." This forthright advice underscores the reality that obtaining business licenses in The Peach State isn’t a quick and simple process.

Many of the rules in Georgia are dependent on unique conditions within each municipality. In some jurisdictions, business owners may (or may not) need to obtain a local business license. In other jurisdictions, they may (or may not) need to obtain zoning approval. 

In yet other jurisdictions, they may (or may not) need to obtain a trade name or DBA registration. With rules that are this difficult to track, it's best to get started early with business license research.

State facts

  • Georgia is named after George II, who was king of Britain when Europeans first settled there in 1733.

  • A city located in North Fulton County, Georgia, Roswell saw the first telephone service in 1901. The first telephony service unveiled here in 1901 featured only one digit. 

  • The cotton gin was invented in Georgia by Eli Whitney in 1793. The cotton gin is a machine that is used to pull cotton fibers from the cottonseed.

State Rates

Georgia sales tax rates updated monthly

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