The Georgia State Warehouse Act, O.C.G.A. 10-4-1 et seq., requires that if you plan to store cotton or grain for the public, you must be a licensed warehouseman.
To qualify for a State Bonded Warehouse license under the Act, each applicant must contact this office and arrange for a physical inspection and capacity determination of the facility, provide a completed bonded warehouse license application, appropriate and sufficient financial statement, proof of stock insurance, warehouseman's bond (surety, letter of credit, or CD), schedule of charges (tariff), must have or obtain a Certified Public Weigher's license and certified scales on the premises, warehouse receipts (contact office for instructions), and the license fee.
Less than 200,000 bushels - $2000
Equal to or over 200,000 bushels - $2500
Less than 7,500 bales - $2000
Equal to or over 7,500 bales - $2500
Annual renewal every July