How to reinstate a Georgia Corporation:
An administratively dissolved Georgia corporation can apply for reinstatement within five years after it has been dissolved. If your corporation was administratively dissolved and you would like to reinstate, you can go to the Georgia SOS website to request a reinstatement application. Just go to the Secretary of State, Corporations Division homepage (see link below) and click on the link that says, Request for Reinstatement Application for Administratively Dissolved Entities. You will need your LLCs Georgia business entity control number to create a reinstatement request. If you don’t know your number, there is a link on the log-in page you can follow to search for your company’s number. After you have logged on and entered your entity control number, you access the application for reinstatement form. Finally, after you verify the application information, you will be able to print your reinstatement application.
The Georgia SOS accepts check, certified bank check, or money order. Checks should be payable to “Secretary of State.” The Georgia SOS does not accept cash.
Georgia Secretary of State
2 MLK Jr. Dr. S.E.
Suite 315, Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 656-2817
Fax: (404) 657-2248
Do you need tax clearance to reinstate a Georgia corporation?
No, you don’t need a tax clearance letter to reinstate a Georgia corporation.
How much will it cost to reinstate a Georgia Corporation?
There is a $250 flat fee to reinstate a Georgia corporation.
You can have the reinstatement expedited for an additional $100 fee.
How long does it take the state to process the filing?
The Georgia SOS is currently processing corporate reinstatements in ten to fifteen business days.
If you choose to have processing expedited, it can be completed within five business days.
If you deliver the application to the Georgia SOS in person, they will process it while you wait.
How long does your Georgia Corporation have to be inactive with the state before you wouldn’t have any fees, and would just have to start over with a new Georgia Corporation?
You can reinstate the corporation for five years following administrative dissolution. After that you would have to file articles of incorporation to start a new Georgia corporation.
If you want to start a new corporation instead of reinstating, you may do so. There is a $250 fee to reinstate and a $100 to file new articles of organization. But these fees are just one factor to consider. It is smart to consult an attorney or accountant if you are unsure which option is best for your situation.
Can you change your Georgia registered agent at the same time on the Georgia reinstatement?
Yes. You can change your registered agent when you reinstate your Georgia corporation.
Can you change your principal address at the same time on the Georgia reinstatement form?
Yes. You can change your principal address on the application for reinstatement.
Can you change your officers and directors at the same time on the Georgia reinstatement form?
Yes. You can update officer and director information when you reinstate a Georgia corporation.
How many annual registrations can you miss before you can’t revive your Georgia Corporation?
You can apply to reinstate your Georgia corporation for up to five years after the date of administrative dissolution.