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Publication Requirement

Georgia requires that corporations publish a notice of intent to incorporate in a legal newspaper in their county of business. Published announcements are also required for and in the event of amendments, dissolutions, or withdrawals. However, these requirements only apply to domestic (in-state) companies, not to foreign (out-of-state) companies doing business in Georgia.

The notice should be published the next business day after the filing, and should run once a week for two consecutive weeks. It should appear in the main legal newspaper of the county of business.

Types of Organization: Corporations, LLCs
Applies to Foreign (out-of-state):
Time Limit: the next business day after filing
Publication Run: once a week for two consecutive weeks
Publication Guideline: “the newspaper which is the legal organ of the county where the initial registered office of the corporation is to be located”
Penalty for Not Publishing: -
Additional Requirements for: Amendment, Dissolution, Withdrawal

Georgia also requires that entities publish a notice for the registration of trade names with the local government.

DBA Publication Requirement

A business filing a trade name (DBA) in Georgia must also publish a notice in a county newspaper. The publication must be the newspaper used by the county sheriff’s office for legal advertisements, and it must run at least once a week for two consecutive weeks. The notice should be a copy of the trade name application filed with the court.

All we need from you is some basic information about your company