Getting licensed with the state

Certain businesses require licensing with the state.

Contact the Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, at  844.753.7825 or visit

Licensing & Sales Tax ID

Your business may be required to obtain a seller’s permit, and all businesses much receive a Tax ID number.  

Contact the Georgia Department of Revenue (Regional Office) at 706.295.6061 or visit

Contacts for local licensing & Inspections:

City of  Ellijay Business LIcense, Zoning, and Building Inspection Office

Ellijay City Hall

197 North Main

706.635.4711, ext 3 – Business LIcense

706.635.4711, ext 2 – Zoning & Inspection

City of East Ellijay Business License, Zoning and Building Inspection Office

East Ellijay City Hall

107 Oak Street


Gilmer County Business License, Zoning, and Building Inspection Office

Gilmer County Planning & Zoning

9 Southside Square

Ellijay, GA


Health Inspections

Gilmer County Office of Enrivonmental Health

1 Broad Street, Suite 3

Ellijay, GA



Business Licenses

Local & State Business License Information

Any business locating within the city limits of Ellijay or East Ellijay will require a business license.

For more information on how to obtain a license, contact the appropriate city hall below:

-Ellijay City Hall:  706.635.4711

-East Ellijay City Hall:  706.276.3111

Any business locating in the unincorporated area of Gilmer County requires a business license.

-Gilmer County Business License:  706.635.3406

For accommodation services, please contact the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners Office for additional registration requirements.

Gilmer County Board of Commissioners

1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA  30540

Inquiries for  state licensing and registration of corporations, please contact the Georgia Secretary of State – Office of Brad Raffensperger.

Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger

214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA  30334