File a Georgia Reinstatement

Doing business in Georgia comes with certain state obligations. Companies that fail to comply with them may be at risk of losing their good standing status.

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Why Do You Need Georgia Reinstatement For Your LLC Or Corporation?

A company that falls into bad standing with the state may be revoked of its right to conduct business operations legally. It may also cause the state to administratively dissolve the company, which can only be corrected through a Georgia reinstatement.

What Is Needed To File For Reinstatement?

An administratively dissolved company needs to follow the process that the state has set. The requirements and steps vary depending on where you do business. In Georgia, you will have to file a Request for Reinstatement Application for Administratively Dissolved Entities with the Corporations Division. You can find this form on the website of the Secretary of State.

After completing the application, you will have to submit it to the Secretary of State by mail or in person. You should also attach a check, money order, or certified bank check. All checks should be made payable to the Secretary of State. You cannot pay in cash.

If you choose to file by mail, make sure the documents are addressed to the following:

Georgia Secretary of State

Corporations Division

2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E. Suite 315

Floyd West Tower

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Phone: (404) 656-2817

Fax: (404) 657-2248

How Much Will It Cost To Reinstate?

LLC – An administratively dissolved Georgia LLC will have to pay $250 for reinstatement. If you want to speed up the processing time, you will have to pay an additional $100.

Corporation – Effective July 1, 2011, Georgia imposes a $250 flat reinstatement fee for administratively dissolved companies. Expedited processing comes with an additional $100 fee.

How Long Will This Process Take?

LLC – The Secretary of State normally takes 7-10 business days to finish processing LLC reinstatement filings. If you paid for expedited processing, then you can expect it to be completed within 1-2 working days.

Corporation – The normal processing time of corporation Georgia reinstatement documents is approximately 7-10 business days. If you choose expedited processing, then the Secretary of State will process your submission within 1-2 business days.

What Is Required On The Forms?

You will have to visit the website of the Secretary of State to access the reinstatement form. You will also need your business entity control number to create a reinstatement request. Aside from that, you also have to prepare the following:


  •   LLC Name
  •   Principal Office Address
  •   Name and Address Of The Registered Agent
  •   Names And Addresses Of The Members Or Managers
  •   Signature Of The Authorized Representative


  •   Company Name
  •   Principal Office Address
  •   Name and Address Of The Registered Agent
  •   Names And Addresses Of The Officers And Directors
  •   Signature Of The Authorized Representative

What Cannot Be Changed On The Forms?

LLC – You cannot change the name of your company on the reinstatement form. You will have to file Articles of Amendment and pay the $20 filing fee online. If you choose to submit in paper form, you will have to pay an additional $10.

Corporation – Georgia does not allow corporations to change their company names on the reinstatement form.  You will have to file Articles of Amendment, which comes with a $20 filing fee for online submissions. Paper filings cost an additional $10.


What If My Company’s Name Is In Use When I Need To Reinstate?

LLC – The state will reserve your LLC name for five years after the administrative dissolution. After that, another business entity can use it. If that happens, you will have to come up with a new name.

Corporation – The name of an administratively dissolved corporation in Georgia will be safe for five years after the dissolution. If you fail to reinstate within that period, your company name will be available to other business entities, and you will have to file under a new name.

How Can DoMyLLC Assist With Streamlining?

Companies are required to follow specific steps for Georgia reinstatement. The process also includes the filing of formal paperwork with the Department of State. If you find the whole ordeal to be stressful, you can turn to a trustworthy third-party organization like DoMyLLC for assistance.

Our team of experts offers personalized solutions and live support. You will have the assurance that the service we provide is suitable for your company’s unique needs and situation.

Georgia Reinstatement FAQS

Yes, your company can change its registered agent when you reinstate the business.

Georgia gives administratively dissolved companies five years to reinstate. You can apply for reinstatement within that period no matter how many annual registrations you have failed to submit.

A Georgia company can reinstate within five years following its administrative dissolution. When that time passes, you will have to start a new business entity and go through the formation process.

Georgia Business Resources

Georgia Office of Secretary of State
Phone Number:

Annual Registration Filings
PO Box 23038
Columbus, GA 31902-3038