How to File a Georgia LLC Amendment
To update your Articles of Organization for a Georgia LLC, you must file Articles of Amendment with the Georgia Secretary of State, Corporations Division. You’ll also need to pay the correct filing fee. Below, you’ll find our free guide to amending your Georgia LLC articles.
Amend Articles of Organization for a Georgia LLC
As your Georgia LLC evolves, you might need to update your Articles of Organization. These changes can be made by filing Georgia Articles of Amendment.
When do I need to file Georgia Articles of Amendment?
A Georgia LLC files articles of amendment to update the LLC’s name. However, you can’t change your Georgia registered agent or business address by filing an amendment. These updates must be made when submitting your Georgia Annual Report—$50 (online) OR $60 (paper).
What do I include in the Georgia LLC Articles of Amendment?
To complete the Georgia Articles of Amendment, you must include the following information:
- Business name: Provide the exact name of your Georgia LLC
- Control number: Include the unique number assigned to your LLC by the Secretary of State.
- Date your Articles of Organization was filed: Enter the date, month, and year your articles of organization was initially submitted.
- Amendment: Write your LLC’s new name. You’ll also need to indicate when these changes take effect.
- Signature: Sign and print the name of the individual filing the amendment. This individual must be an organizer, member/manager, attorney-in-fact, or court-appointed fiduciary.
- Fees: Include a payment for $20 (for online filings) OR $30 (for paper filings).
If you don’t know your control number or when you initially filed your Articles of Organization, you can find both by searching the Georgia Business Database.
How do I file the Georgia LLC Articles of Amendment?
You can submit the Georgia Articles of Amendment online, in person, or by mail. Paper filings cost more and must be paid with a check or money order made payable to “Secretary of State.” Online submissions can be paid with a credit card.
To file online, visit the Georgia Corporations Division Online Services page. If you don’t already have an account, you can create one by clicking “Create a User Account.” Once you’re logged in, click the “Business Amendment” tab. Enter your entity’s name in the search box, select your Georgia LLC from the list of search results and click “continue.” From there, you can complete your amendment and pay the $20 filing fee.
How much does a Georgia LLC amendment cost?
It depends on how you file. If you file online, the fee is $20. If you file in person or by mail, you’ll have to pay $30. Need expedited processing? It will cost you. You can pay an additional $1,000 (one-hour processing), $250 (same-day processing), or $100 (two-day processing).
How long does it take to process a Georgia LLC amendment?
Without expediting, Articles of amendment in Georgia take 10-15 business days to process.
Can I restate the initial articles instead of filing a Georgia LLC amendment?
Yes, you can restate the initial articles instead of filing an amendment. However, you will need to create your own form as the state doesn’t provide one. You’ll need to include your entity’s name, initial formation date, and provisions to be restated. The filing fee to restate Georgia articles is the same as it is to file a Georgia amendment—$20 to file online or $30 to file by mail or in person.
To file restated articles online, you’ll need to upload a PDF of your restated articles of organization. Log into your Georgia Corporations Division Online Services account and select the “Submit Paper Filing Online” tab. Then choose “Articles of Restatement/Restated Articles” from the drop down menu. Click “continue” and complete the filing process.
Where do I submit Georgia LLC Articles of Amendment?
Amendments to articles are filed with the Georgia Secretary of State, Corporations Division.
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE
Suite 313 West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 656-2817