Georgia Secretary of State


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Contact Information

Physical address:
2 MLK, Jr. Dr.
Suite 313, Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-1530

Phone: 404-656-2817

Web: Home Name search Forms File online

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Georgia Secretary of State in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual Registration

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Form:

Annual Registration

Instructions:

Reports can be submitted from January 1 until the deadline.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$30 for online filing and $40 for mailed filing.

Due:

Annually by April 1.

Law:

Georgia Code § 14-3-1622

Penalties:

$25 fee for filing late.

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Articles of Merger

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Form:

The state does not issue a form for mergers.

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Use the statutory instructions to create a draft of merger documents, then file these documents along with the required fee.

Fact Checked:10/23/17

Certificate of Authority for Foreign Corporation

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Form:

Application - Certificate of Authority for Profit or Nonprofit Corporation (CD236)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$235 via mail or $225 for online filing.

Law:

GA Code § 14-2-1501

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 90 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Authority for Foreign Limited Liability Company

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Form:

Application - Certificate of Authority for LLC (CD241)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$235 via mail or $225 for online filing.

Law:

GA Code § 14-11-702

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Authority for Foreign Professional Corporation

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Form:

Application - Certificate of Authority for Professional Corporation (CD238)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$235 via mail or $225 for online filing.

Law:

GA Code § 14-2-1501

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 90 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Conversion

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Form:

There is no state form for conversion. Use the Secretary of State's entity conversion matrix to view the required documents.

Agency Fee:

$95

Fact Checked:10/23/17

Certificate of Existence

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Filing Method:

Online only.

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

There is no form, instead use the online system.

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Initial Annual Registration

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Form:

Initial Annual Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or Online

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Within 90 days of incorporation.

Law:

O.C.G.A. § 14-3-1622

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Initial Report

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Form:

You may file online or print the Annual Registration Form and mail it in. To print an AR form, login then locate the Business Filing tab in the column titled “Reports" or use the business lookup page.

Filing Method:

Mail or Online.

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Initial report is due within 90 days of incorporation.

Law:

Georgia Code § 14-2-1622.

Penalties:

$25 late fee, administrative dissolution.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
Fact Checked:11/2/18

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