State Information

Alcoholic Beverages License
Every business which engages in the sale of alcoholic beverages, whether beer, wine, and/or liquor, must have both local and State alcoholic beverage licenses. Contact the Georgia Department of Revenue, Alcohol and Tobacco Division at 404-656-4252 or by Fax at: 404-657-9690 or via their website.

Animal Shelters
Animal Shelters are inspected and regulated by the State. Contact the Department of Agriculture at 404-656-3673 or go to their website.

Animal Control services in Powder Springs are provided by Cobb County Animal Control. Contact Cobb County Animal Control at 770-499-4136 or visit their website.

Daycare Center
Contact the Department of Human Resources at 404-657-5562 or go to their website for more information.

Food Sales Establishment License
If your business will involve food processing, processing or sale of meat products or grocery sales, you must obtain a license from the Georgia Department of Agriculture prior to starting your business. Contact the Department of Agriculture at 404-656-3673 or go to their website.

Incorporation
To form a corporation in the State of Georgia, contact the Secretary of State's Office at 404-656-2881 or go to their website.

Pesticide Sales or Application
Contact the Department of Agriculture at 404-656-4958 or go to their website.

Plant Nurseries
Contact the Department of Agriculture at 404-651-9486 or go to their website.

Professional Licensing
The State requires licensing for a variety of professions, from accountants to veterinarians. For more information contact the Professional Licensing Board in Macon at 478-207-1300 or go to their website.

Skilled Nursing Facilities
Contact the Department of Human Resources at 404-657-5850 or go to their website.

Taxes
The State of Georgia has a variety of business taxes depending on the type of business you are in. They range from income and sales taxes, which apply to all businesses, to Employer Withholding, applying to all businesses with employees, to motor fuel and alcohol taxes, applying only to specialized businesses.

Contact your accountant or the Georgia Department of Revenue at their Site Email or their Site Forms for contact information or for information on business taxes.

Unemployment Insurance
The State of Georgia requires a business to pay an unemployment insurance tax on its payrolls in certain situations. Most businesses with employees will be required to pay unemployment insurance. Unemployment insurance must be reported and returns made to the State of Georgia. For more information contact the Georgia Department of Labor/Adjudication Section at 404-656-5590.

Workers' Compensation Insurance
While all businesses should have insurance to protect against loss and liability, Georgia law requires that any business with three or more workers, including part-time workers, must have workers' compensation insurance. Contact your insurance agent or call 404-656-3818 or go to their website for more information.