How to reinstate a Georgia Limited Liability Company:
An administratively dissolved Georgia LLC can apply for reinstatement for up to five years after it has been dissolved. If your Georgia LLC has been 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 Georgia 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 can print your reinstatement application. Complete the application and submit it to the Georgia SOS by mail or in person.
The Georgia SOS accepts check, certified bank check, or money order. Make checks payable to “Secretary of State.” The 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 LLC?
No, you don’t need a tax clearance letter to reinstate a Georgia LLC.
How much will it cost to revive a Georgia LLC?
The flat fee for reinstatement is $250.
You can have processing expedited for an additional $100 fee.
How long does it take the state to process the filing?
It is currently taking the Georgia SOS ten to fifteen business days to process applications for reinstatement.
If you choose to have processing expedited, it will be completed within five business days.
If you deliver the application in person, they will process it while you wait.
How long does your Georgia LLC 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 LLC?
You can reinstate the LLC within five years following administrative dissolution. After that you would have to file articles of organization to start a new Georgia corporation.
If you want to form a new Georgia entity instead of reinstating the LLC, you may do so. This is a big decision and only a small part of it should be based on the fees involved ($250 to reinstate; $100 to file new articles of organization). There are many possible consequences to this decision. An attorney or accountant can help you decide how to proceed.
Can you change your Georgia registered agent at the same time on the Georgia reinstatement?
Yes. You can change your Georgia registered agent when you reinstate the LLC.
Can you change your principal address at the same time on the Georgia reinstatement form?
Yes. You can change your LLCs principal address when you complete the reinstatement form.
Can you change your members and/or managers at the same time on the Georgia reinstatement form?
Yes. You can change the LLCs members and managers on the reinstatement form.
How many annual registrations can you miss before you can’t revive your Georgia LLC?
You can reinstate a Georgia LLC for up to five years after the date of administrative dissolution. As long as you apply for reinstatement before the fifth anniversary of the date of administrative dissolution, you should be able to reinstate.