Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Office of the Secretary of State 

214 State Capitol 
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-2881

www.sos.state.ga.us

It is recommended that before you enter into any of these four forms of business, that you contact an attorney, CPA or other qualified individual.

 

Licensing and Permit Information 

Business License (also called an Occupational Tax) 

If your business will be located within the Sylvania city limits:

City of Sylvania
104 S Main Str
Sylvania, GA 30467
912-564-7411
If your business will be located outside the Sylvania city limits:

Screven County Zoning Office
216 Mims Road
Sylvania, GA 30467
(912) 564-2951

Zoning

Screven County Planning & Zoning
216 Mims Rd.
Sylvania, GA 30467
912-564-2951
www.screvencountyboc.com/planning-zoning
Randy Hagan
Downtown Business District
Sylvania Downtown Development Authority
101 S Main St
Sylvania, GA 30467
912-564-7878
sylvaniagadowntown@gmail.com

Building Construction/Renovation/Occupancy

City Limits:
City of Sylvania
104 South Main Street
Sylvania, GA 30467
912-564-7411
John Rosier
County:
Screven County Zoning Office
216 Mims Rd
Sylvania, GA 30467
912-564-2951
Randy Hagan

 

Health Permits

Screven County Health Department
416 Pine St.
Sylvania, GA 30467
912-564-2182
Randy Lacienski

Taxes

Georgia Department of Revenue
PO Box 943
Douglas, GA 31543
912.389.4094
www.gatax.com

Utilities 

Establishing Water, Sewer and Garbage Service 

The City of Sylvania Utilities Department is a full service municipal utility provider, offering its customers electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services. The city owns and operates its electric power, natural gas, water distribution, sewage collection systems and water and wastewater plants.

 

Establishing Telephone Services

Planters Telephone Cooperative provides landline telephone service and internet for businesses in Screven County and the City of Sylvania. To establish phone service, call Planters Telephone at (912) 857-4411 or visit www.planters.net.

 

Labor and Safety Regulation Information

The GDoL can help walk you through all of your employment and labor problems.

Georgia Department of Labor 

156 Roberson Mill Rd
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 445-5465
https://dol.georgia.gov

Other Resources 

  • Better Business Bureau: 6606 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA 31405 912-354-7521 
  • GA Secretary of State’s Office: 211 State Capitol, Atlanta. Phone: 404-656-2881 ww.sos.state.ga.us 
  • Internal Revenue Service: 120 Barnard St. Savannah, GA 31401. Phone: 912-651-1430 www.irs.gov 
  • Minority Business Development Agency: 401 W. Peachtree Street Room 1717, Atlanta. Phone: 404-730-3300 
  • U.S. Department of Labor: 1375 Peachtree Street NE Suite 587, Atlanta. Phone: 404- 347-3573