Georgia Local Business, Insurance, and Government Resources

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Business Resources - Anything from getting a business license to finding funding

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Government Contacts - Get in contact with each level of local government

Georgia Local Business Resources

In Georgia, there are different filing procedures and requirements for new business entities. Therefore, it is important to start by determining the type of business entity you want to register for. There are also different filing fees for each type of business entity and you can get more information about that through the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State website.

You can reserve your business name prior to filing the documents to register your business. You can file this online through this website. It comes with an application fee of $25 and a duly accomplished Name Reservation Form. The name reservation is valid for 30 days to give you enough time to process the necessary documents for business registration. The name reservation does not give you the right to conduct business or legal transactions.

You may now register for business tax at the Georgia Department of Revenue. When registering your business, you need to provide the following information:

· Business name

· Business location

· Business mailing address

· EIN/FEIN

· NAICS code

· Personal information of all business owners

· Email address

Not all businesses are required to register an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Make sure to check if this is a requirement for your type of business.

Meanwhile, you must check your business' NAICS code classification to determine what type of business insurance(s) is required.

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Government Contacts

The county government of Georgia has gone through numerous changes throughout the years. From parishes, and political districts represented by the royal assembly in 1758, to counties and settlements in 1777 and 1877 constitutions, etc.

As of 2002, the state of Georgia has 156 counties and 531 municipal governments. Most counties have a mayor-council form of municipal government, some have city managers employed by their communities, while a few use a commission system. There are also 180 public school districts, and 581 special districts in the state.

See the main Georgia Page for county links.

Appling

Atkinson

Baldwin

Barrow

Bartow

Bibb

Bryan

Bulloch

Burke

Camden

Carroll

Catoosa

Chatham

Cherokee

Clarke

Clayton

Cobb

Colquitt

Coweta

Crisp

Dawson

Decatur

Dekalb

Dooly

Dougherty

Douglas

Effingham

Elbert

Emanuel

Fayette

Floyd

Forsyth

Fulton

Gilmer

Glynn

Gordon

Gwinnett

Habersham

Hall

Haralson

Henry

Houston

Jackson

Lamar

Laurens

Liberty

Lowndes

Lumpkin

Macon

Mcduffie

Meriwether

Mitchell

Morgan

Muscogee

Newton

Richmond

Rockdale

Spalding

Stephens

Sumter

Thomas

Tift

Toombs

Troup

Union

Walton

Ware

Washington

Whitfield