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 a minimum of $20 for a filing fee. Learn more with our free guide to amending Georgia LLC articles.
In this article, we’ll cover:
- Amending Georgia LLC Articles of Organization
- Georgia LLC Articles of Amendment Form Information
- Filing Georgia LLC Articles of Amendment
Amending Georgia LLC Articles of Organization
As your Georgia LLC grows and changes, you may eventually need to update your official business name. This can be accomplished by filing Articles of Amendment (Form CD 115) with the Georgia Secretary of State, Corporations Division. For a base fee of $20, you can change your company name on its Articles of Organization.
Can I make other LLC changes with Georgia Articles of Amendment?
Can I restate my initial articles instead of filing a Georgia LLC amendment?
You can restate the initial articles instead of filing an amendment, but since no form is offered by the state, you’ll have to create your own restated articles document. This document should include your LLC’s name, date of formation, and any articles to be restated (LLC name and effective date). Filing to restate Georgia articles costs the same as filing a Georgia amendment—$20 to file online or $30 to file by mail or in-person.
To file restated articles online, upload a PDF of your restated Articles of Organization with your Georgia Corporations Division Online Services account. Select the “Submit Paper Filing Online” tab, then select “Articles of Restatement/Restated Articles” from the drop down menu to access the filing process.
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Georgia LLC Articles of Amendment Form Information
To file Georgia Articles of Amendment, you must provide the following information about your LLC:
- 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 Articles of Organization were filed: The date, month, and year your LLC’s Articles of Organization were first filed.
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).
What if I don’t know my control number or filing date?
If you don’t know your control number or the date when you initially filed your Articles of Organization, you can find that information by searching the Georgia Business Database.
Filing Georgia LLC Articles of Amendment
You can submit your LLC’s Georgia Articles of Amendment online, in person, or by mail.
Mailed or In-Person Filings:
501 S. Second Street, Room 351
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: (217) 524-8008
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 LLC’s name in the search box, select it from the list of search results and click “continue” to start the amendment process.
How much does a Georgia LLC amendment cost?
Costs of filing name change amendments vary depending on how they were filed. The fee for filing online is $20. If you file in person or by mail, you’ll have to pay the base $20, plus another $10 for processing a paper form.
How long does it take the state to process a Georgia LLC amendment?
Standard Articles of Amendment processing ordinarily takes 10-15 business days in Georgia.
Can I get expedited processing for my Georgia LLC amendment?
Georgia does offer expedited processing for filings like Articles of Amendment, but it doesn’t come cheap. Extra processing fees start at $100 for two-day processing, $250 for same-day processing, or an additional $1,000 for one-hour processing.