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Steps To Take To Form a Corporation in Georgia

Georgia Corporation Formation is overseen by the Division of Corporations within the Georgia Secretary of State's jurisdiction.  Company's wishing to become Georgia Corporation should submit all their forms and fees to the Georgia Division of Corporations or can file the Georgia Articles of Incorporation for you.

The basic steps for forming a Georgia Corporation are as follows:

1. The first step is of course to decide what to name your Georgia Corporation. The name of your Georgia corporation must be distinguishable from the names of other Georgia business entities as well as any reserved name. Your Georgia Corporation's name also cannot contain any words which may be deemed vulgar by the Georgia Secretary of State.  Your company name must not give the impression that it engages for any other purpose other than what is declared in your Articles of Incorporation. Georgia corporations must use one of the four approved endings or their abbreviations. These endings are Corporation, Incorporated, Company and Limited.  And finally, your Georgia Corporation name cannot be more than 80 characters in length. For more information check out's page on Georgia Corporate Naming Rules.

2. Every corporation in Georgia is required to have a Registered Agent and Registered Office. A Georgia Registered Agent must be a resident of the state of Georgia whom your corporation authorizes to receive legal process on behalf of your corporation or you may also use an approved corporation as your Registered Agent. Ask us how can help you fulfill the Georgia Registered Agent Requirement.

3. The third basic step in Georgia Corporation Formation is to file Georgia Articles of Incorporation with the Georgia Secretary of State.  There are a number of requirements within the Articles of Incorporation  that must be fulfilled and filled out in their entirety. For more information, visit our Georgia Articles of Incorporation page.

4. The final basic step in forming a Georgia Corporation is to publish a notice in the newspaper that serves as the county organ for such notices.

For more information on forming a Georgia Corporation, visit the website of the Georgia Secretary of State. Or, learn how can file Georgia articles of incorporation for you.

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