Georgia Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Georgia licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Georgia-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Georgia State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Georgia that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board of Landscape Architects
  • Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies
  • Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Board of Residential and General Contractors
  • Board of Utility Contractors
  • Bureau of Investigation - Investigative Division
  • Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Conditioned Air Contractors
  • Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Electrical Contractors
  • Construction Industry Licensing Board - Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers
  • Department of Community Health
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Revenue - Alcohol & Tobacco Tax Division
  • Environmental Protection Division - Asbestos Contractors and Training Providers
  • Professional Licensing Boards and Securities Division
  • Public Service Commission
  • Real Estate Commission & Appraisers Board
  • Secretary of State
  • State Board of Accountancy
  • State Board of Architects & Interior Designers
  • State Board of Pharmacy
  • Superior Courts Clerks Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA)

Georgia Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Georgia that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Appling County
  • Atkinson County
  • Bacon County
  • Baker County
  • Baldwin County
  • Banks County
  • Barrow County
  • Bartow County
  • Ben Hill County
  • Berrien County
  • Bibb County
  • Bleckley County
  • Brantley County
  • Brooks County
  • Bryan County
  • Bulloch County
  • Burke County
  • Butts County
  • Calhoun County
  • Camden County
  • Candler County
  • Carroll County
  • Catoosa County
  • Charlton County
  • Chatham County
  • Chattahoochee County
  • Chattooga County
  • Cherokee County
  • Clarke County
  • Clay County
  • Clayton County
  • Clinch County
  • Cobb County
  • Coffee County
  • Colquitt County
  • Columbia County
  • Cook County
  • Coweta County
  • Crawford County
  • Crisp County
  • Dade County
  • Dawson County
  • Decatur County
  • DeKalb County
  • Dodge County
  • Dooly County
  • Dougherty County
  • Douglas County
  • Early County
  • Echols County
  • Effingham County
  • Elbert County
  • Emanuel County
  • Evans County
  • Fannin County
  • Fayette County
  • Floyd County
  • Forsyth County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Gilmer County
  • Glascock County
  • Glynn County
  • Gordon County
  • Grady County
  • Greene County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Habersham County
  • Hall County
  • Hancock County
  • Haralson County
  • Harris County
  • Hart County
  • Heard County
  • Henry County
  • Houston County
  • Irwin County
  • Jackson County
  • Jasper County
  • Jeff Davis County
  • Jefferson County
  • Jenkins County
  • Johnson County
  • Jones County
  • Lamar County
  • Lanier County
  • Laurens County
  • Lee County
  • Liberty County
  • Lincoln County
  • Long County
  • Lowndes County
  • Lumpkin County
  • Macon County
  • Madison County
  • Marion County
  • McDuffie County
  • McIntosh County
  • Meriwether County
  • Miller County
  • Mitchell County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • Murray County
  • Muscogee County
  • Newton County
  • Oconee County
  • Oglethorpe County
  • Paulding County
  • Peach County
  • Pickens County
  • Pierce County
  • Pike County
  • Polk County
  • Pulaski County
  • Putnam County
  • Quitman County
  • Rabun County
  • Randolph County
  • Richmond County
  • Rockdale County
  • Schley County
  • Screven County
  • Seminole County
  • Spalding County
  • Stephens County
  • Stewart County
  • Sumter County
  • Talbot County
  • Taliaferro County
  • Tattnall County
  • Taylor County
  • Telfair County
  • Terrell County
  • Thomas County
  • Tift County
  • Toombs County
  • Towns County
  • Treutlen County
  • Troup County
  • Turner County
  • Twiggs County
  • Union County
  • Upson County
  • Walker County
  • Walton County
  • Ware County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Webster County
  • Wheeler County
  • White County
  • Whitfield County
  • Wilcox County
  • Wilkes County
  • Wilkinson County
  • Worth County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Abbeville
  • Acworth
  • Adairsville
  • Adel
  • Alamo
  • Albany
  • Alma
  • Alpharetta
  • Americus
  • Appling
  • Ashburn
  • Athens
  • Atlanta
  • Auburn
  • Augusta
  • Austell
  • Avondale Estates
  • Bainbridge
  • Ball Ground
  • Barnesville
  • Bartow
  • Baxley
  • Blackshear
  • Blairsville
  • Blakely
  • Blue Ridge
  • Blythe
  • Bogart
  • Bolingbroke
  • Bowdon
  • Braselton
  • Bremen
  • Brookhaven
  • Brooklet
  • Brunswick
  • Buchanan
  • Buckhead
  • Buena Vista
  • Buford
  • Butler
  • Byron
  • Cairo
  • Calhoun
  • Camak
  • Camilla
  • Candler-McAfee
  • Canton
  • Carnesville
  • Carrollton
  • Cartersville
  • Cave Spring
  • Cedartown
  • Chamblee
  • Chatsworth
  • Chickamauga
  • Clarkesville
  • Clarkston
  • Clayton
  • Clermont
  • Cleveland
  • Cobb
  • Cochran
  • College Park
  • Colquitt
  • Columbus
  • Commerce
  • Concord
  • Conley
  • Conyers
  • Cordele
  • Cornelia
  • Covington
  • Crawfordville
  • Crescent
  • Cumming
  • Cusseta
  • Cuthbert
  • Dacula
  • Dahlonega
  • Dallas
  • Dalton
  • Danielsville
  • Darien
  • Dawson
  • Dawsonville
  • Dearing
  • Decatur
  • Demorest
  • Dexter
  • Dillard
  • Dock Junction
  • Donalsonville
  • Doraville
  • Douglas
  • Douglasville
  • Druid Hills
  • Dublin
  • Duluth
  • Dunwoody
  • East Ellijay
  • East Point
  • Eastman
  • Eatonton
  • Edison
  • Elberton
  • Ellaville
  • Ellenwood
  • Ellijay
  • Enigma
  • Evans
  • Experiment
  • Fairburn
  • Fairmount
  • Farmington
  • Fayetteville
  • Fitzgerald
  • Flowery Branch
  • Folkston
  • Forest Park
  • Forsyth
  • Fort Benning
  • Fort Gaines
  • Fort Oglethorpe
  • Fort Stewart
  • Fort Valley
  • Franklin
  • Franklin Springs
  • Gainesville
  • Garden City
  • Georgetown
  • Glennville
  • Glenwood
  • Gordon
  • Grantville
  • Gray
  • Grayson
  • Greensboro
  • Greenville
  • Griffin
  • Grovetown
  • Guyton
  • Hahira
  • Hamilton
  • Hampton
  • Hapeville
  • Hardwick
  • Harlem
  • Hartwell
  • Hawkinsville
  • Hazlehurst
  • Helen
  • Hephzibah
  • Hiawassee
  • Hinesville
  • Hiram
  • Holly Springs
  • Homer
  • Homerville
  • Hoschton
  • Irwinton
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson
  • Jeffersonville
  • Jenkinsburg
  • Jesup
  • Jewell
  • Johns Creek
  • Jonesboro
  • Kennesaw
  • Kings Bay Base
  • Kingsland
  • Kingston
  • LaFayette
  • LaGrange
  • Lake Park
  • Lakeland
  • Lavonia
  • Lawrenceville
  • Leesburg
  • Lenox
  • Leslie
  • Lexington
  • Lilburn
  • Lincolnton
  • Lithia Springs
  • Lithonia
  • Lizella
  • Locust Grove
  • Loganville
  • Lookout Mountain
  • Louisville
  • Ludowici
  • Lula
  • Luthersville
  • Lyons
  • Mableton
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • Manchester
  • Marble Hill
  • Marietta
  • Martinez
  • McDonough
  • McRae
  • Meansville
  • Menlo
  • Metter
  • Midland
  • Midway
  • Milledgeville
  • Millen
  • Milton
  • Monroe
  • Montezuma
  • Monticello
  • Morgan
  • Morrow
  • Moultrie
  • Mount Vernon
  • Mountain City
  • Mountain Park
  • Nahunta
  • Nashville
  • Nelson
  • Newington
  • Newnan
  • Newton
  • Nicholls
  • Norcross
  • North Decatur
  • North Druid Hills
  • North Metro
  • Oakwood
  • Ochlocknee
  • Ocilla
  • Oconee
  • Oglethorpe
  • Oxford
  • Palmetto
  • Panthersville
  • Peachtree City
  • Pearson
  • Pelham
  • Pembroke
  • Pendergrass
  • Perkins
  • Perry
  • Pine Lake
  • Pine Mountain
  • Pooler
  • Port Wentworth
  • Porterdale
  • Powder Springs
  • Preston
  • Quitman
  • Rabun Gap
  • Ranger
  • Redan
  • Reidsville
  • Rentz
  • Rex
  • Reynolds
  • Riceboro
  • Richmond Hill
  • Rincon
  • Ringgold
  • Riverdale
  • Roberta
  • Rochelle
  • Rock Spring
  • Rockmart
  • Rome
  • Roopville
  • Rossville
  • Roswell
  • Rutledge
  • Saint Marys
  • Saint Simons Island
  • Sandersville
  • Sandy Springs
  • Sardis
  • Sautee Nacoochee
  • Savannah
  • Scottdale
  • Screven
  • Senoia
  • Sharon
  • Shellman
  • Skidaway Island
  • Smyrna
  • Snellville
  • Social Circle
  • Soperton
  • Sparta
  • Springfield
  • Statenville
  • Statesboro
  • Statham
  • Stockbridge
  • Stone Mountain
  • Sugar Hill
  • Summerville
  • Suwanee
  • Swainsboro
  • Sylvania
  • Sylvester
  • Talbotton
  • Tallapoosa
  • Temple
  • Tennille
  • Thomaston
  • Thomasville
  • Thomson
  • Tifton
  • Toccoa
  • Toccoa Falls
  • Trenton
  • Trion
  • Tucker
  • Tunnel Hill
  • Tybee Island
  • Tyrone
  • Union City
  • Union Point
  • Upatoi
  • Valdosta
  • Vidalia
  • Vienna
  • Villa Rica
  • Vinings
  • Waleska
  • Warm Springs
  • Warner Robins
  • Warrenton
  • Warwick
  • Washington
  • Watkinsville
  • Waycross
  • Waynesboro
  • Waynesville
  • West Point
  • Whitesburg
  • Wilmington Island
  • Winder
  • Winston
  • Winterville
  • Woodstock
  • Wrens
  • Wrightsville
  • Young Harris
  • Zebulon
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