What is a State License?

Some types of businesses will have to obtain an additional license from the federal government, while other businesses, occupations, and professions are also licensed and regulated by the State and local authorities.

A State License is a certification through the State of Georgia. Type of business that need this certification include:

  • Dentists
  • Electricians
  • General Contractors
  • Hair Salons
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Insurance Agents
  • Nail Salons
  • Nurses
  • Pest Control
  • Physicians
  • Plumbers
  • Veterinarians

Proof of certification is required to obtain a business license. For more information, visit the Georgia Secretary of State website.

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1. Do I need a Business License (Occupational Tax Certificate)?
2. Does my business require a business license?
3. Do I need to register my business as a DBA (doing business as)?
4. What is an Employer Identification Number (EIN) / Tax Identification Number (TIN)?
5. What is a State License?
6. How do I obtain a State Identification Number?