Georgia Filing Fees

Georgia LLC Cost

Starting a business in Georgia means paying a variety of government filing fees. We’ve compiled the most common ones here so that you’ll know what to expect.

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How much is an LLC in Georgia? 🤔

Georgia LLC Cost

The cost to file an LLC in Georgia is $100. 

Processing Time

The default processing time is 13 to 17 days. You can expedite processing (8 to 12 days) for $50 or rush it (4 to 7 days) for $100. 

Georgia LLC Cost: How do I get started? 🚀

Before you form your LLC, let’s walk through the most common filing fees you’ll encounter. Nervous to get started? Don’t be. We’ve done this for more than 300,000 businesses. 

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We’ll break down the LLC cost in Georgia, and then show you how to start your LLC.

What fees go into the total LLC cost in Georgia? 💰

How much it costs to start an LLC in Georgia:

Articles of Organization

$100: The Georgia LLC filing fee is $100. You’ll pay this fee when you file your Articles of Organization. 

Note: If you form your Georgia LLC online, you will be prompted to set up an “eCorp” account on the Secretary of State’s Georgia Corporations Division website. You can log into this account to maintain your LLC details and check your LLC’s status. 

What other Georgia LLC fees should I look out for? 👀

Once you’ve filed your Articles of Organization, there are a few other fees you need to consider. 

Annual Registration

Your Georgia annual registration costs $50. 

Georgia LLCs are required to file an annual registration every year. Referred to as an annual report in most other states, this filing is due between January 1 and April 1 of the year following the calendar year in which your business was formed. It is then due by April 1 of every subsequent year. 

Your Georgia annual registration can be filed in one of the following 3 ways:

  • Via one-click registration at the Secretary of State’s Georgia Corporations Division website.
    • Note: One-click registration can be completed without having to sign into your eCorp account. This option is only for LLCs that are current on their registration fees and don’t need to make any changes. 
  • Online at the aforementioned Georgia Corporations Division website by signing into your eCorp account.
  • By mail following the instructions on the Georgia Corporations Division website. 
    • If filing by mail, you will need to pay a $10 service charge in addition to the $50 annual registration fee. 
    • Your envelope must be postmarked no later than April 1 of the current year. Otherwise, you will incur a $25 late fee. 
    • Mailed annual registrations should be sent to: 

Georgia Corporations Division

2 MLK Jr. Dr.

Suite 313, Floyd West Tower

Atlanta, GA 30334

Georgia LLC Name Reservation 

Reserving a name for your Georgia LLC costs $25. You can reserve your name online or by filing a “Name Reservation Request” form. 

DBA Name in Georgia

Want to “go by” a different name in public than your LLC’s legal name? You can also reserve a fictitious name for the same fee ($25). 

Certificate of Existence

The fee for a Georgia Certificate of Existence is $10 online or $20 by mail. 

Also known as a Certificate of Good Standing in other states, a Certificate of Existence certifies that your LLC meets all Georgia requirements and is in compliance. While this document may not be required to operate your business, you will likely need it to:

  • Register your company to do business in another state.
  • Secure a new line of credit or other funding.
  • Open a new business bank account or corporate credit card.
  • Purchase business insurance.
  • Form a contract with the state or another business.
  • Sell or transfer some or all of your company.
  • Renew certain permits or licenses.

Registered Agent

Every Georgia LLC is required to have a registered agent. You can act as your own registered agent for free, or you can have someone serve as your registered agent. 

Our registered agent services make it easy for you. We’ll serve as your registered agent and handle any requirements without any work from you. 

Amended Annual Registration

If you make a mistake on your annual registration and need to file an amended annual registration, the filing fee is $20 (or $30 if filing by mail). 

Foreign LLCs

If you already have an LLC in another state and want to expand your business to Georgia, you will need a “Certificate of Authority to Transact Business in Georgia.” The filing fee for this document is $225 if filed online, and $235 if filed by mail. 

Are there penalties for paying my fees late in Georgia? ⏰

Yes. If you file late, your filing will be subject to late fees. The penalty for filing your annual registration late is $25. 

What happens if I can’t pay my fees to the Georgia government? ❌

Failure to file and pay requisite fees on time can result in penalty fees and in some cases administrative dissolution of your business entity.

Who receives the fees for forming my Georgia business? 🇺🇸 

Fees for forming your Georgia business will be paid to the Corporations Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

What is usually the biggest fee I will pay when I form my Georgia business? 💸

The largest business filing fee you will have to pay is typically for filing the articles of organization for your business. However, not all Georgia businesses will need to file one of these documents.

What payment methods can I use to pay my LLC filing fees to the Georgia government? 💳

The Georgia Secretary of State doesn’t accept cash for filing fee payments. However, it does accept payment by check, certified bank check, money order, or credit card.

Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only, and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.

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