Business Licenses



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 Development Authority or 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, excluding accommodation services, does not require a business license.

For accommodation services, please contact the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners Office for obtaining a business license.

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