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Georgia DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations

Registration requirements for Georgia business entities

Business entities that plan to use a name other than their legal business name may need to register an assumed name. Assumed name registration can take place at the state, local, or state and local levels of government. State specific registration information is available below.

Georgia Fictitious Name Registrations

Georgia Trade Name Registration

Not required



DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name licensure is not required on the State level in Georgia.

  • In Georgia, trade name registrations are filed in the county where business activity principally takes place. There is no state-level trade name registration.
  • Domestic firms should file in the county of their legal domicile.
Law:

GA Code § 10-1-490

Registration Not Required

Not required



Local Fictitious Name Registrations

Bibb County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Bibb County Superior Court Clerk’s Office (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$171 filing fee + $40 publishing fee

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Chatham County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Chatham County Superior Court - Clerk's Office (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$171

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the paper which the sheriff's advertisements are printed.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Cherokee County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Cherokee County Clerk of Courts - Deeds and Records Department (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$171

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Clayton County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Clayton County Clerk of Superior Court (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$171

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Cobb County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Cobb County Superior Court Clerk - Real Estate Division (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$171

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Columbia County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Columbia County Clerk of Courts (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$158 filing fee + $45 publication fee

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the paper which the sheriff's advertisements are printed.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Coweta County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Coweta County Superior Court Clerk - Real Estate Division (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$163

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

DeKalb County Trade Name Registration

Agency:DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$170 filing fee + $40 publication fee

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Forsyth County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Forsyth County Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$171

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Fulton County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts Recording Division (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$171

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Gwinnett County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Gwinnett County Superior Court - Notary/Trade Name Division (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$166 filing fee + $40 publication fee

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Hall County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Hall County Clerk of Superior and State Courts (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$171 filing fee + $40 publishing fee

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Henry County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Henry County Superior Court - Real Estate Division (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$171 filing fee + $40 publishing fee

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Laurens County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Laurens County Clerk of the Courts Office (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Agency Fee:

$170

Notarize:Required
Notes:

Trade names notices must be published once a week for two weeks in the paper the Sheriff's advertisements are printed in (the Courier Herald).

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Paulding County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Paulding County Office of the Clerk of Superior Court (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$164 filing fee + $40 publishing fee

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

Richmond County Trade Name Registration

Agency:Richmond County Clerk of Superior, State & Juvenile Court (GA)

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Registration

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$168 filing fee + $40 publishing fee

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A notice must be published once a week for two weeks in the legal organ of the county.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Trade names do not need to be renewed.

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