When it isn't on your mind, Georgia may be reaching into your wallet. Georgia regulates a fair number of industries and counts on the revenues to help fund the tight-budgeted state. Businesses can expect to obtain a combination of state, county and city licenses.
In Georgia, taxis are among the most highly regulated local businesses. Cities not only license drivers, vehicles and taxi companies, but often control the market by create commoditized medallians or local franchises that restrict the entry of new taxi companies into their cities. Accordingly, anyone involved in the taxi business can expect some serious paperwork, fees and licensing processes.