How to Reinstate a Georgia LLC
To revive a Georgia LLC, you’ll need to file the Reinstatement Application with the Corporations Division of Georgia’s Secretary of State. You’ll also have to fix the issues that led to your Georgia LLC’s dissolution. Below, we provide a free, step-by-step guide to reinstating your Georgia LLC.
Revive Or Reinstate A Georgia Limited Liability Company
The Georgia Secretary of State has the power to administratively dissolve or terminate your LLC if you fail to do any of the following:
- file annual registration for 60 days
- appoint or maintain a registered agent for 60 days
- properly file paperwork for changes to the registered agent or office
- pay any fees required by law
In order to get back into business again, you can apply for reinstatement. To reinstate an LLC in Georgia, you’ll need to submit the following to Georgia’s Corporations Division:
- a completed Reinstatement Application
- a $250 filing fee
- any late annual reports and penalties
Where can I find the Georgia Reinstatement Application?
The Georgia Reinstatement Application is only available by request. You can request the form online through an account with Georgia’s eCorp system. You can also mail a written request to the Corporations Division.
What information do I need for the Georgia Reinstatement Application?
The Georgia Reinstatement Application requires your LLC’s name, the date of its administrative dissolution, and a signed statement confirming that your LLC has paid any owed taxes and corrected the issues that led to dissolution. The statement must be signed by a member, manager, or registered agent.
How do I file the Georgia Reinstatement Application?
You can submit the Georgia Reinstatement Application to the Corporations Division online, in person, or by mail. Payment options depend on how you plan to file:
- Mail: Check, certified bank check, or money order
- In Person: Check, certified bank check, money order, or credit card
- Online: Credit card
How much will it cost to revive a Georgia LLC?
The filing fee for a Georgia Reinstatement Application is $250 for online filings and $260 for mailed filings. The additional fees for expedited service are as follows:
Two days service: $100
Same-day service: $250
One-hour service: $1,000
How long does it take the state to process the Georgia Reinstatement Application?
Without expediting, it takes Georgia’s Corporations Division 7-10 business days to process the Reinstatement Application.
Can you change your Georgia registered agent when you reinstate?
Yes. You can change your Georgia registered agent on the Georgia Reinstatement Application.
How long do you have to revive a Georgia LLC?
You can revive a business in Georgia within five years of administrative dissolution. After that time, you’ll have to form a new Georgia LLC.
What happens to my Georgia LLC’s name during administrative dissolution?
Your name is reserved for five years after the date of administrative dissolution. After five years, your name becomes available for other companies to adopt.
Where do I submit my Georgia Reinstatement Application?
Reinstatement applications are processed by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Corporations Division.
Office of Secretary of State
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE
Suite 313 West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334