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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 Lookout Mountain
Ambrose Louisville
Americus Lovejoy
Andersonville Ludowici
Arabi Lula
Aragon Lumber City
Arcade Lumpkin
Argyle Luthersville
Arlington Lyerly
Ashburn Lyons
Athens-Clarke County Macon-Bibb County
Attapulgus Madison
Auburn Manassas
Augusta Manchester
Austell Mansfield
Avalon Marietta
Avera Marshallville
Avondale Estates Martin
Baconton Maxeys
Bainbridge Maysville
Baldwin McCaysville
Ball Ground McDonough
Barnesville McIntyre
Bartow McRae
Barwick Meansville
Baxley Meigs
Berkeley Lake Menlo
Berlin Metter
Bethlehem Midville
Between Midway
Bishop Milan
Blackshear Milledgeville
Blairsville Millen
Blakely Milner
Bloomingdale Milton
Blue Ridge Mineral Bluff
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 Payne City
Chester Peachtree City
Chickamauga Peachtree Corners
Clarkesville Pearson
Clarkston Pelham
Claxton Pembroke
Clayton Pendergrass
Clermont Perry
Cleveland Pine Lake
Climax Pine Mountain
Cobbtown Pinehurst
Cochran Pineview
Cohutta Pitts
Colbert Plains
Coleman Plainville
College Park Pooler
Collins Port Wentworth
Colquitt Portal
Columbus Porterdale
Comer Poulan
Commerce Powder Springs
Concord Pulaski
Conyers Quitman
Coolidge Ranger
Cordele Ray City
Cornelia Rayle
Covington Rebecca
Crawford Register
Crawfordville Remerton
Culloden Rentz
Cumming Resaca
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Rest Haven
Cuthbert Reynolds
Dacula Rhine
Dahlonega Riceboro
Dallas Richland
Dalton Richmond Hill
Damascus Riddleville
Danielsville Rincon
Danville Ringgold
Darien Riverdale
Davisboro Riverside
Dawson Roberta
Dawsonville Rochelle
De Soto Rockmart
Dearing Rocky Ford
Decatur Rome
Deepstep Roopville
Demorest Rossville
Denton Roswell
Dexter Royston
Dillard Rutledge
Doerun Sale City
Donalsonville Sandersville
Dooling Sandy Springs
Doraville Santa Claus
Douglas Sardis
Douglasville Sasser
Dublin Savannah
Dudley Scotland
Duluth Screven
DuPont Senoia
East Dublin Shady Dale
East Ellijay Sharon
East Point Sharpsburg
Eastman Shellman
Eatonton Shiloh
Edgehill Siloam
Edison Sky Valley
Elberton Smithville
Ellaville Smyrna
Ellenton Snellville
Ellijay Social Circle
Emerson Soperton
Enigma South Fulton
Ephesus Sparks
Eton Sparta
Euharlee Springfield
Fairburn St. Marys
Fairmount Stapleton
Fargo Statesboro
Fayetteville Statham
Fitzgerald Stillmore
Flemington Stockbridge
Flovilla Stone Mountain
Flowery Branch Stonecrest
Folkston Sugar Hill
Forest Park Summertown
Forsyth Summerville
Fort Gaines Sumner
Fort Oglethorpe Sunny Side
Fort Valley Surrency
Franklin Suwanee
Franklin Springs Swainsboro
Funston Sycamore
Gainesville Sylvania
Garden City Sylvester
Garfield Talbotton
Gay Tallapoosa
Geneva Tallulah Falls
Unified Government of Georgetown-Quitman County Talmo
Gibson Tarrytown
Gillsville Taylorsville
Girard Temple
Glennville Tennille
Glenwood Thomaston
Good Hope Thomasville
Gordon Thomson
Graham Thunderbolt
Grantville Tifton
Gray Tiger
Grayson Tignall
Greensboro Toccoa
Greenville Toomsboro
Griffin Lone Oak
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.