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County Website – The Official website of DeKalb County, GA.

County Code – The Official Municipal Code of DeKalb County, GA. Please consult with the county for any possible changes, additions or modifications.

Business License General Information - The information contained on this site is provided as a public service to assist those persons interested in establishing and conducting a business in Unincorporated DeKalb County. It is not deemed to be all-inclusive.

The DeKalb County Office of Economic Development - Dedicated to bringing prosperity to DeKalb County through stimulating new investment, expanding existing industry, and developing sustainable economic strategies for balanced growth in every DeKalb community.

The DeKalb Small Business Resource Center – A centralize a listing of available government services to businesses in DeKalb County, as well as other entities that share a similar mission.

Planning & Development Department - Responsible for all Zoning, Land Use Permits, Water Quality and All Building Permits & Inspections.

Business and Alcohol Forms – Many of the Forms, Reports and Information you need for your DeKalb Business.

The Public Works Transportation Division - Improves the safety and efficiency of existing Transportation infrastructure and Traffic Safety for the benefit of the citizens of DeKalb County.

Keep DeKalb Beautiful, Inc. (KDB) - Is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and a local affiliate of Keep Georgia Beautiful.   We are a non-profit organization that is working to improve the quality of life for DeKalb County citizens by educating residents, businesses and students on anti-litter, beautification, recycling, water quality protection, and many other community improvement projects. 

Online Services - DeKalb County offers services online right at your fingertips. Apply for a building permit, pull up property records or download an application for water/sewer service.

DeKalb County, GA

Georgia Power - An investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management  - Protects the public health, safety and welfare through the provision of safe drinking water and quality wastewater treatment.

Atlanta Gas Light - Ready to help any business customer from the corner store to a huge manufacturing plant — learn how to save money with natural gas.


State Website – The Official website of the Peachtree State

State Code – The Official Code for the State of Georgia. Please consult with the state for any recent changes, modifications or deletions.

Business Registration - Register your business with the state and apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) online.

The First Stop Business Information Center - Provides the small business owner and the prospective entrepreneur with a central point of information and contacts for state regulatory requirements for operating a small business. The primary objective of the center is to facilitate sustainable small business development in Georgia by offering a central location for determination of what licenses and permits must be obtained and maintained by individuals and businesses conducting their enterprises in our great state.

Annual Traffic Counts - Traffic volumes for each of Georgia's 159 counties are counted on an annual basis.

Business & Professional Licensing – Quick links for many of the licenses that are required in the state of Georgia. From Real Estate Brokers & Appraisers, to pharmacists and Alcohol License Renewals.

Georgia Department of Environmental Health – For information for food service establishments regarding the state’s food safety policies & procedures.

Georgia Department of Economic Development - The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm and lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses.

Georgia Small Business Development Center Network - To enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

US Census Bureau  - Why pay for demographics twice?

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce - The unified voice of the business community, aggressively advocating the business viewpoint in the shaping of public policy, encouraging ethical business practices and ensuring the state’s future as economically prosperous, educationally competitive and environmentally responsible.

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce - DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce - With over 70 years of history, The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization created to foster business development in DeKalb County, Georgia.

State Bar Association of Georgia - The State Bar of Georgia is a mandatory membership organization and cannot refer attorneys since they have an obligation to represent each of their members equally.
However, please see their list of Local/Voluntary Bars for full contact information of the Bar Associations nearest you.

SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Businesses – Atlanta Chapter. 


* DeKalb County, GA
Is comprised of Nine (9) independent cities and an Incorporated Village, all of which are responsible for creating & mainting their own Municipal Codes and Ordinances. Please contact these municpalities for any recent changes or additions to their codes.

The Incorporated Towns of DeKalb County, Georgia


The City of Chamblee
(City Code)

The City of Clarkston
(City Code)


The City of Decatur
(City Code)

The Village of Doraville
(Village Code)


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The City of Dunwoody
(City Code)

The City of Lithonia
(Code in Print Form Only)


The City of Pine Lake
(City Code)

The City of
Stone Mountain

(City Code)

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