Georgia LLC Formation

Limited Liability Companies in Georgia are formed by registering the appropriate formation documents with the Corporations Division of the Georgia Secretary of State in Atlanta pursuant to Title 14 of the O.C.G.A. Your LLC legally exists at the time that the State files your formation documents (unless a later date is specified).

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Steps to Forming a Georgia Limited Liability Company

The information absolutely required by the state to be included in your Articles of Organization is minimal. However, you can add additional information to those Articles, and it is strongly advised that you contact a legal advisor to determine what information you should have on file with the Georgia Secretary of State to avoid having to supplement your Articles of Organization at a later time.

The following is the minimum amount of information required:

  • Name: You should determine your LLC name’s availability before moving forward with the filing—if you select a business name that’s already on file with the Georgia Secretary of State, your Articles will be rejected. We can do a business name search for you, if you wish.
  • Management: You must specify whether your LLC is to be managed by managers or by members. This Article is optional.
  • Signatures: The Articles of Organization should be signed by a Member, Manager, or Organizer. That person should also provide his or her title. can assist you in forming your Georgia LLC!

Additional Requirements for Forming an LLC in Georgia

Limited Liability Companies in Georgia must file an annual registration every year before April 1, beginning the calendar year after the filing date and every calendar year after that. Failure to do so will be met with penalties.

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For information on other types of businesses in Georgia, please explore the links below.