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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 or call toll-free at (888) 488-4462.

Participating Entities

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

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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.