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Delinquent Business License Fees

At-a-Glance

With nearly every Georgia municipality participating in this program, GMA helps you collect delinquent insurance business license fees owed to you at the end of every year. We contract with Municipal Revenue Services Corporation to help collect and disburse the fees to you. GMA has returned millions of dollars to Georgia cities—including over $10.5 million to participating cities in the past 10 years alone.


Delinquent Business License Fees

Georgia law allows cities to collect a fee from any company selling insurance policies to individuals or businesses within your city’s boundaries. Unlike the insurance premiums tax collected by the Insurance Commissioner’s office and distributed to cities on a population formula basis, these license fees are collected by cities.

Our subcontractor, Municipal Revenue Services, Inc. (MRSI), discovers insurance companies with agents selling policies to residents inside your city—including insurance companies located outside the state of Georgia that have agents who sell policies for these companies in your area. Yes, that means we find these often hard to locate companies and collect those fees from them.

Most cities actively collect the current license fees due to the city. We only focus on collecting fees once they become delinquent.

Some benefits of the service include:
 
  • Saving you time, money, and the hassle of collecting delinquent fees. Our services include all follow up communications with companies.
  • Discovering all companies selling insurance policies to individuals or businesses within your city’s boundaries, including many you might normally miss. Adding those companies to your records helps you bill for collections in subsequent years.
  • Regularly collecting revenue every year that is important for you to secure and use to fund important projects and initiatives.

Costs

One half of the total collections are paid to your city every December. The remainder is retained by GMA and MRSI as compensation for delivering the service to you. Fees are based on population, ranging from set fees of $15 - $150 per company.

Every year, about half of the cities using this service receive more money from this program than they pay in GMA membership dues. For the other half, these collections pay at least some portion of their membership dues. As a result, this program alone helps fund all or part of your GMA membership.

For more information on GMA Delinquent License Fees service, you can reach out to  Darin Jenkins at (678) 686-6264, Eileen Thomas at (678) 686-6232 or James Brent at (678) 686-6349. If you are outside of the Atlanta metro area, you may call toll-free (888) 488-4462.

Participating Entities

Abbeville Lake Park
Acworth Lakeland
Adairsville Lavonia
Adel Lawrenceville
Adrian Leary
Ailey Leesburg
Alamo Lenox
Alapaha Leslie
Albany Lexington
Aldora Lilburn
Allenhurst Lilly
Allentown Lincolnton
Alma Lithonia
Alpharetta Locust Grove
Alston Loganville
Alto Lone Oak
Ambrose Lookout Mountain
Americus Louisville
Andersonville Lovejoy
Arabi Ludowici
Aragon Lula
Arcade Lumber City
Argyle Lumpkin
Arlington Luthersville
Ashburn Lyerly
Athens-Clarke County Lyons
Attapulgus Macon-Bibb County
Auburn Madison
Augusta Manassas
Austell Manchester
Avalon Mansfield
Avera Marietta
Avondale Estates Marshallville
Baconton Martin
Bainbridge Maxeys
Baldwin Maysville
Ball Ground McCaysville
Barnesville McDonough
Bartow McIntyre
Barwick McRae
Baxley Meansville
Berkeley Lake Meigs
Berlin Menlo
Bethlehem Metter
Between Midville
Bishop Midway
Blackshear Milan
Blairsville Milledgeville
Blakely Millen
Bloomingdale Milner
Blue Ridge Milton
Bluffton Mineral Bluff
Blythe Mitchell
Bogart Molena
Boston Monroe
Bostwick Montezuma
Bowdon Monticello
Bowersville Montrose
Bowman Moreland
Braselton Morgan
Braswell Morganton
Bremen Morrow
Brinson Morven
Bronwood Moultrie
Brookhaven Mount Airy
Brooklet Mount Vernon
Brooks Mount Zion
Broxton Mountain City
Brunswick Mountain Park
Buchanan Nahunta
Buckhead Nashville
Buena Vista Nelson
Buford Newborn
Butler Newington
Byromville Newnan
Byron Newton
Cadwell Nicholls
Cairo Nicholson
Calhoun Norcross
Camak Norman Park
Camilla North High Shoals
Canon Norwood
Canton Nunez
Carl Oak Park
Carlton Oakwood
Carnesville Ochlocknee
Carrollton Ocilla
Cartersville Odum
Cave Spring Oglethorpe
Cecil Oliver
Cedartown Omega
Centerville Orchard Hill
Centralhatchee Oxford
Chamblee Palmetto
Chatsworth Parrott
Chattahoochee Hills Patterson
Chauncey Pavo
Chester Payne City
Chickamauga Peachtree City
Clarkesville Peachtree Corners
Clarkston Pearson
Claxton Pelham
Clayton Pembroke
Clermont Pendergrass
Cleveland Perry
Climax Pine Lake
Cobbtown Pine Mountain
Cochran Pinehurst
Cohutta Pineview
Colbert Pitts
Coleman Plains
College Park Plainville
Collins Pooler
Colquitt Port Wentworth
Columbus Portal
Comer Porterdale
Commerce Poulan
Concord Powder Springs
Conyers Pulaski
Coolidge Quitman
Cordele Ranger
Cornelia Ray City
Covington Rayle
Crawford Rebecca
Crawfordville Register
Culloden Remerton
Cumming Rentz
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Resaca
Cuthbert Rest Haven
Dacula Reynolds
Dahlonega Rhine
Dallas Riceboro
Dalton Richland
Damascus Richmond Hill
Danielsville Riddleville
Danville Rincon
Darien Ringgold
Davisboro Riverdale
Dawson Riverside
Dawsonville Roberta
De Soto Rochelle
Dearing Rockmart
Decatur Rocky Ford
Deepstep Rome
Demorest Roopville
Denton Rossville
Dexter Roswell
Dillard Royston
Doerun Rutledge
Donalsonville Sale City
Dooling Sandersville
Doraville Sandy Springs
Douglas Santa Claus
Douglasville Sardis
Dublin Sasser
Dudley Savannah
Duluth Scotland
DuPont Screven
East Dublin Senoia
East Ellijay Shady Dale
East Point Sharon
Eastman Sharpsburg
Eatonton Shellman
Edgehill Shiloh
Edison Siloam
Elberton Sky Valley
Ellaville Smithville
Ellenton Smyrna
Ellijay Snellville
Emerson Social Circle
Enigma Soperton
Ephesus South Fulton
Eton Sparks
Euharlee Sparta
Fairburn Springfield
Fairmount St. Marys
Fargo Stapleton
Fayetteville Statesboro
Fitzgerald Statham
Flemington Stillmore
Flovilla Stockbridge
Flowery Branch Stone Mountain
Folkston Stonecrest
Forest Park Sugar Hill
Forsyth Summertown
Fort Gaines Summerville
Fort Oglethorpe Sumner
Fort Valley Sunny Side
Franklin Surrency
Franklin Springs Suwanee
Funston Swainsboro
Gainesville Sycamore
Garden City Sylvania
Garfield Sylvester
Gay Talbotton
Geneva Tallapoosa
Unified Government of Georgetown-Quitman County Tallulah Falls
Gibson Talmo
Gillsville Tarrytown
Girard Taylorsville
Glennville Temple
Glenwood Tennille
Good Hope Thomaston
Gordon Thomasville
Graham Thomson
Grantville Thunderbolt
Gray Tifton
Grayson Tiger
Greensboro Tignall
Greenville Toccoa
Griffin Toomsboro
Grovetown Trenton
Gum Branch Trion
Guyton Tucker
Hagan Tunnel Hill
Hahira Turin
Hamilton Twin City
Hampton Ty Ty
Hapeville Tybee Island
Haralson Tyrone
Harlem Unadilla
Harrison Unified Government of Webster County
Hartwell Union City
Hawkinsville Union Point
Hazlehurst Uvalda
Helen Valdosta
Helena Varnell
Hephzibah Vidalia
Hiawassee Vidette
Higgston Vienna
Hiltonia Villa Rica
Hinesville Waco
Hiram Wadley
Hoboken Waleska
Hogansville Walnut Grove
Holly Springs Walthourville
Homeland Warm Springs
Homer Warner Robins
Homerville Warrenton
Hoschton Warwick
Hull Washington
Ideal Watkinsville
Ila Waverly Hall
Iron City Waycross
Irwinton Waynesboro
Ivey West Point
Jackson Weston
Jacksonville Whigham
Jakin White
Jasper White Plains
Jefferson Whitesburg
Jeffersonville Willacoochee
Jenkinsburg Williamson
Jersey Winder
Jesup Winterville
Johns Creek Woodbine
Jonesboro Woodbury
Junction City Woodland
Kennesaw Woodstock
Keysville Woodville
Kingsland Woolsey
Kingston Wrens
Kite Wrightsville
LaFayette Yatesville
LaGrange Young Harris
Lake City Zebulon

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CONTACT US ABOUT THE Delinquent Business License Fees Service
WHY GMA?
We established this service in 1991 to ensure that cities were collecting any and all revenue from companies selling insurance policies to individuals or businesses within your city’s boundaries. Over the past ten years, our program has returned over $10.5 million to participating cities.