Fannin County Taxes and Licensing

Business License
Local business licenses are required if your business will be located in any of the three incorporated cities of Fannin County.  Contact the appropriate city hall for information and applications.

City of Blue Ridge
420 West First St.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706.632.2091
City of McCaysville
223 Blue Ridge Dr.
McCaysville, GA 30555
706.492.4921
City of Morganton
64 Bypass Road
Morganton, GA 30560
706.374.5770

“We’re excited to be able to grow a small family operated business to a successful national corporation employing 30 people in our hometown.”

Renita Turner, Owner
Natures Purest Spring Water, Inc.

Currently no business license is required in the unincorporated areas of Fannin County unless you will be operating a cabin rental, bed and breakfast, hotel or other lodging facility. If you will be opening a lodging facility you need to contact the Fannin County Tax Commissioners’ Office to obtain a license.  In addition to the license all lodging facilities will be responsible for collecting the 3% “hotel-motel” tax.

Tax Commissioners Office
Fannin County Courthouse
400 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706.632.2645

Building Permits & Land Use Ordinances
The cities of Blue Ridge and McCaysville issue all land use and building permits to businesses located within the city limits in accordance with city land use and zoning ordinances. To obtain a copy of the zoning and building ordinances or to obtain a permit contact the appropriate city hall.

City of Blue Ridge
420 West First St.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706.362.2091 
City of McCaysville
223 Blue Ridge Dr.
McCaysville, GA 30555
706.492.4921

If your business will be located in the unincorporated areas of Fannin County then you must comply with Fannin County land use and building ordinances.  To obtain a copy of the ordinances or a permit contact the Fannin County Land Development & Building Inspection Office.  All of the ordinances are also available online at www.fannincountyga.org

Land Development & Building Inspection
Fannin County Courthouse
400 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706.632.8361

Tax Information 

Sales Tax
7% -- City and County have a 3% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax.

Inventory Tax
Fannin County exempts 100% of all classes of certain business inventory from property taxation.

100% Freeport Tax Exemption

Property Taxes
Effective tax rates per $1,000 of property at its fair market value.  This rate applies to all land, building, machinery, equipment and inventory. 

2006 Effective Rate for Property Located

Within City
Outside City
$10.60
$8.07

Detailed Millage Rate Breakdown

County Millage
State of Georgia Millage
Board of Education

$5.969
$0.250
$13.950

Total   $20.169

For additional information on tax rates and regulations please contact:

Fannin County Tax Commissioner
Fannin County Courthouse
400 West Main St.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706.632.2645

Georgia Department of Revenue
www.dor.ga.gov
1.877.602.8477

Visit the Financing & Incentives page for information on the State of Georgia Tax Credit Programs.

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Fannin County Development Authority : Locate in Fannin County : Infrastructure : Business Development : Lifestyle
Fannin County Development Authority
152 Orvin Lance Drive
Blue Ridge, GA. 30513
Phone: 706.632.4450
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