Georgia LLC Annual Registration

Last updated on November 28, 2022

LLCs formed in Georgia need to file this registration with the Georgia Secretary of State each and every year. i.e., annually. Read about how to file this registration.

File registration online

Visit the official state government’s website to submit annual registration online.

Visit Georgia official website
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What is an LLC?

Limited Liability Company

LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.

Limited liability

Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.


A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.


Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.

Sole proprietorship

Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.

Why file the report?

Georgia LLC Annual Registration

Annual Registration is used to keep your business records up to date with the State of Georgia and also to track how much franchise tax an entity owes.

Filed every year

All LLCs formed in Georgia must file this report every year.

Registered agent Information

Annual Registration is mainly used to update the name and address of Registered agent.

File Online or by Mail

Annual registration can only be filed online or by mail.

Change in address

You can also change your Company address by updating it on the annual registration when it is due.

Georgia actions

Here are some of the actions business owners can take in Georgia:

How to file Annual Registration in Georgia?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every Georgia LLC is required to file an Annual Registration each year. Every year between January 1 and April 1 is the due date for your Georgia LLC annual registration. The earliest you may file is January 1.


annually by April 1

Head over to Georgia's official website to file this report.

Filing fee


The deadline to file before it's too late is April 1. It is the only way to avoid late fees.

LLC Annual Registration

Every LLC has to file this report in Georgia to stay compliant with the state laws.

Filing annual registration (online)

Georgia LLC is expected to file this report annually by April 1

  • File it online on Georgia Secretary of State website


Online fee


Online processing time

7 days

Expedited processing fee


Expedited processing time

2 days

Filing annual registration (mail)

Georgia LLC is expected to file this report annually by April 1

  • Mail transmittal form & Articles of Organization



Office of Secretary of State

Corporations Division

2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE

Suite 313 West Tower

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Mailing fee


Processing time

15 days

Expedited fee


Expedited processing time

2 days

Failure to pay

Georgia assess a $25 late fees if you miss your filing deadline. It will dissolve your LLC within 2 years if you fail to file an annual report.

Articles of Organization

In Georgia, Articles of Organization is the form you file with the Secretary of State to form an LLC. It contains the articles of formation for the LLC.

Filing Articles of Organization

There are a couple of ways to file

  • File it online on Georgia Secretary of State website


  • Mail a form to the state department



Corporations Division 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

SE, Suite 313 West Tower

Atlanta, GA 30334

Online fee


Online processing time

5 - 7 days

Mailing fee


Mail processing time

2 weeks

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Georgia. Georgia maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.

Search for names

Go to the official website of the Georgia business search tool to see if the name you want is available.

Searching fee



You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the Georgia corporations division. You will have to file your LLC formation documents within this period to keep the name. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation. That's fine too.

Reservation fee


Reservation period

30 days

LLC naming guidelines

The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.

  • O.C.G.A. §14-11-207


Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" (it being permitted to abbreviate the word "limited" as "ltd." and the word "company" as "co.") or the abbreviation "L.L.C.", "LLC", "L.C." or "LC".

  • 2

    Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.

  • 3

    Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.

  • 4

    Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.

Frequently asked questions

LLC Annual Registration in Georgia

It is very important to maintain full compliance in Georgia. Filing these reports helps you protect your personal assets by maintaining limited liability and also to be in good standing with the state. Read our guides to learn how to start and manage a business in Georgia.

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