Before you register a business in Georgia, the first step you should take is to confirm if the name is already taken. Visit the Georgia Corporate Division page and search for your proposed name. If you find the name in the database, it means it is already taken and you need to propose a different one. You are not allowed to recreate a name that looks almost similar to another registered name. It must be unique and distinguishable from all other registered names.
If you do not find the name, it means no one has registered it and you can proceed with the registration process. The Georgia Secretary of State keeps an updated record of all businesses registered in the state. If you are not ready to start the registration process immediately, the Secretary of State will allow you to reserve the name for up to 30 days at a fee of $25. You do not need to register a Sole Proprietorship in Georgia.
To conduct an LLC or Corporation search in Georgia, visit the Georgia Secretary of State Website. The types of organizations that you can search include:
- Professionals Corporations
- Business Corporations
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- Limited Partnership
- Non-Profit Corporation (Inc.)
- Public Benefit Corporation (PBC)
- General Corporation
Georgia Secretary of State Business Lookup Contact Details
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Georgia Business Entity & Corporation Search
Lookup Georgia Corporation Search
Step 1 – Visit the Georgia Secretary of State Website
Information for Georgia corporation search is available at the official website of the Georgia Secretary of State. The business entities you can search for include Professionals Corporations, Business Corporations, Limited Liability Company (LLC), and Limited Partnership.
Criteria for Business Name search in Georgia is done using: Business Name, Control Number, Officer Name, or Registered Agent Name. You do not have to fill in all the search fields or the full name of the entity you are searching for. If you want a more detailed report, contact the Georgia Secretary of State through email or telephone.
Step 2: Select Your Entity
After keying your options, click the search icon to generate your search results. If the name is registered, a list of names will be displayed, as shown below.
Go through the matching results one by one and sort them out. To make your lookup easier, the table issued by the Georgia Secretary of State displays both the active and dissolved and merged entities from the database. It consists of the Business Name, Control Number, Business Type, Principal Office Address, Registered Agent Name, and Status. Once you have located the listing you are looking for, check the Business Name column and click the link. You will be redirected to the Georgia Corporation Search/Information Page, showing the details of the specific entity.
Step 3: Download information
This is the last step of the lookup LLC Georgia. You now have all the registration details, including:
- Business Name
- Business Type
- NAICS Code
- Principal Office Address
- State of Formation
- Control Number
- Business Status
- NAICS Sub Code
- Date of Registration
- Last Annual Registration Year
- Registered Agent Information
The Georgia Secretary of State allows the inspection and copying of all documents stored in its database. The only exception is if the entity is specifically exempted from disclosure based on state or federal law.