Local & State Business License Information

Any business locating within the city limits of Blue Ridge, McCaysville, or Morganton will require a business license. Any business locating in the unincorporated areas of Fannin County, excluding accommodation services, does not require a business license. For more information on how to obtain a license, contact the Development Authority or the respective city hall numbers below:

– Blue Ridge City Hall: 706-632-2091
– McCaysville City Hall: 706-492-4921
– Morganton City Hall: 706-374-5770

For short-term rentals, please contact the Fannin County Board of Commissioners Office for obtaining a business license. In addition to the license, short-term rentals are responsible for collecting “hotel/motel tax.”

Fannin County Board of Commissioners
400 West Main Street, Suite 100
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

For inquiries for state licensing and registrations of corporations, please contact the Georgia Secretary of State – Office of Brian Kemp.

Georgia Secretary of State
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334