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Website - The official Website of Hall County, GA.

Code - The official online municipal code for Hall County (Always check directly with the municipality for any recent changes or alterations).

Development Services - Encompassing Planning & Zoning, Building Inspections, Environmental Health, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Business Licenses, our departments are here to serve the needs of local residents and developers in obtaining permits for individual home construction or commercial projects or new businesses in the Greater Hall County area.

Hall County GIS - A county maintained GIS Mapping site that offers Parcel/Owner searches, Zoning, Utility information, Property Sale Searches, etc.

Business Licenses - The Hall County Business License Department is responsible for the issuance and regulation of Occupational Tax Certificates, commonly known as a "Business License". Anyone operating a business, no matter how large or small, whether from your home or a commercial location, must obtain a business license.

Economic Development Council (EDC) - The council, composed of various business and governmental officials, serves to develop and promote programs that will assist existing business and industry with their future expansion needs, as well as solicit quality new business and industry to our community.

Economic Development - Hall County has a dynamic, expanding, solid and diversified community, with a strong and diverse economic base.

Hall County EnviroShare & X-Change - EnviroShare is business helping business improve our environment by helping each other reduce solid waste. The EnviroShare team brings real world waste reduction experience to your business through site visits, networking and information sharing.

Hall 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.

Jackson EMC - An not-for profit provider of electric power.

Georgia Natural Gas - From small towns in the North Georgia Mountains, to the state's beautiful coastline communities, to the hustle and bustle of metro Atlanta, more Georgians depend on Georgia Natural Gas® than any other gas marketer to provide clean-burning natural gas for their homes and businesses.

Atmos Energy - Atmos Energy is the largest natural-gas-only distributor in the United States. Our regulated distribution operations deliver natural gas to 3.2 million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and public-authority customers. Our distribution services are provided to more than 1,600 communities in 12 states.

Hall County Department of Public Works - The Public Works Department coordinates the work of several divisions within the county (including; Engineering, Sewer Services, Solid Waste Collection, etc).

Sanitary Sewer - The City of Gainsville Provides sanitary sewer service to South Hall County.

Resource Recovery - Recycling helps our community by cleaning our environment and reducing the amount of waste that goes into our landfills.


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.

The Georgia Public Service Commission - Exercises its authority and influence to ensure that consumers receive safe, reliable and reasonably priced telecommunications, transportation, electric and natural gas services from financially viable and technically competent companies.

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.

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. 

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce - Dedicated to supporting an aggressive business environment and making a positive contribution to the community. The Chamber is a resource for information, a voice for business, and a valuable link to government.


* Hall County, GA

Is comprised of two towns and six cities all of which are responsible for creating and maintain their own municipal codes and ordinances. Please consult with the municipality to check for any recent additions, changes and/or modifications.

The Incorporated Cities of Hall County, Georgia


The Town of Clermont
(Code in Print Form Only)

The City of
Flowery Branch

(City Code)

Incorporate your business for $139
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The City of Gainesville
(City Code)

The City of Gillsville
(Code in Print Form Only)

The City of Lula
(Code in Print Form Only)

The City of Oakwood
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