Dear Fellow Auctioneers,
As a reminder, all Georgia AuctioneerThe person whom the seller engages to direct, conduct, or be responsible for a sale by auction. This person may or may not actually call or cry the auction. Licenses will expire Feb. 28, 2012. A change in Georgia law will take effect Jan. 1, 2012, requiring new and existing applicants to submit additional documentation proving their citizenship after that date. The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is encouraging existing licensees to renew their licenses prior to Dec. 31, 2011, to avoid expected delays with the new requirements. In particular, they recommend renewing online at the website below.
Keep in mind, a licensee cannot legally practice after their license has expired, even if they submitted their renewal prior to the expiration date but that renewal has been delayed. We encourage all auctioneers to renew as soon as possible. Please see the note below from the Licensing Board for more information.
Georgia Auctioneers Association Board of Directors
Amendments to O.C.G.A. § 50-36-1 become effective January 1, 2012. After December 31, 2011, Georgia law will require all applicants for licensure, and all those applying for renewal of an existing license to submit secure and verifiable documentation with their application that will be reviewed by the Board. A list of the approved Secure and Verifiable Documents may be found on the Professional Licensing Board’s webpage. Submit their renewal applications early to expedite their renewals!
Submit your renewal online in minutes – just follow these quick and easy steps:
- Visit the Georgia Online Licensing site at www.sos.ga.gov/plb (Free internet access is available at every Georgia Public Library)
- Click on the License Renewal link to begin the renewal process.
- Step-by-Step instructions can be found here: www.sos.ga.gov/plb/renewal_process.htm
- Update address, phone number, e-mail address and answer the renewal questions.
- Pay renewal fee(s) using a American Express, Mastercard, or Visa on our secure server.
- Print the receipt of payment.
- Verify the renewal online by the end of the next business day.
- Receive the renewed license in the mail.
If you choose not to renew online and would like to request a renewal form that will be mailed to your address on file with board, please call (404)463-1100. Please note that renewing by mail may take up to 4 weeks to process after the completed renewal form is received. A licensee cannot practice after their license expiration date. AVOID ADDITIONAL DELAY & LATE FEES BY RENEWING NOW!
Thank you very much for your business.
Professional Licensing Boards Division
Office of Secretary of State