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Old 06-02-2008, 07:14 PM
Location: Jefferson, GA
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Hey y'all!

Does anyone know what the regs are, or where we can get info on license & insurance regulations for northeast Georgia? We're interested in starting a handyman service but don't know where to begin!

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:33 AM
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Default we're not in GA yet :-)

Hey there friend - as I'm not in GA yet myself, I can only suggest a few chamber of commerce offices where you're located, or will be. Might also try the local city halls or county offices for input. - A
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:56 AM
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You don't need a license as a handyman, provided that your work is limited to either "repairs" or single-trade items like installing some crown molding. If you start getting into bigger jobs that require subcontractors and/or permits, you'll need to get a Residential General Contractor's license, per the law that officially takes effect July 1st. The info on all of this is on the Secretary of State's website- just Google "GA general contractor's license" and you'll find everything you need.

One thing to bear in mind too- you're going to need to collect sales tax on all of your work and send it in to the state. You need to collect on both materials and labor, unless you itemize the labor separately on your bills. Go to the GA Department of Revenue for the details, which are a royal PITA.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:38 AM
Location: Jefferson, GA
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Thanks for your replies!
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