Georgia Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Georgia LLC.

Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.

Benefits

Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of the members (owners) and managers
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Adds credibility

Fast Facts

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Form:

Transmittal Information Form Georgia Profit or Nonprofit Corporation

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Turnaround:

~5-12 business days

Law:

Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) - Title 14: Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations - Chapter 11: Limited Liability Companies

Notes:

To file by mail submit GA Data Transmittal Form 231, the original and one copy of the articles, and $100 filing fee.

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