Starting or Growing a Business in Forsyth or Monroe County Georgia

All businesses are required to have a business license. The State of Georgia honors any business license issued by any city/county in Georgia.

Local Resources

City of Forsyth

City of Forsyth
26 North Jackson Street
P.O. Box 1447
Forsyth, GA 31029

City Clerk
(478) 994-5649 tel
(478) 993-1002 fax

Monroe County

Monroe County Department of Planning and Zoning.

Phone: 478-994-7000
Fax: 478-994-7294

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 189, Forsyth, GA 31029
Physical Address:
38 W. Main St., Forsyth, GA 31029

Start Up Guide Overview

Starting a business will dramatically change your life, and as with any such activity, you should take the time to investigate what actions will be necessary for you to legally establish your business. This information will help keep your new business start-up on the “right track.”Starting your own business does not mean that you will have to venture into the business world alone. There are a number of organizations capable of assisting businesses. The following list of organizations can provide technical assistance or advice to new businesses.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

Starting a business can be a challenge, but there is help for you in your area. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are partnerships primarily between the government and colleges/universities administered by the Small Business Administration and aims at giving educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

US Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Start-up tool kit. Find resources to assist you in choosing the right type of business, buying a business or franchise, creating a business plan; and how do you finance your business venture?

The Service Corps Of Retired Executives (SCORE) represents a free service for businesspersons who need assistance in any of the facets of running a business.

Reference for Business
This site is a robust and comprehensive small business encyclopedia that contains both general and specific advice for small business owners. There are numerous articles on every aspect of starting a business, from business plans to start up financing. The site also includes informational history of a variety of american corporations from their start up to present day.


Note: Information contained herein is not intended to be all-inclusive of every requirement for establishing a business. Competent legal counsel is recommended and may be required to ensure that all licenses, taxes, and other requirements for establishing and conducting business are met. The Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce assumes no liability for omissions or errors in the business plans of any person resulting from use of this general guide to Business in Monroe County.