Georgia Registered Agent
A local Georgia registered agents is required when forming a business in Georgia.
What is a Georgia registered agent?
A Georgia registered agent can be either an organization qualified by the GA Secretary of State or a person. You furnish the registered agent name and address on your corporate paperwork with the state. The Georgia registered agent is responsible for receiving registration renewal notices and legal notices on your behalf, and forwarding them to your organization. Georgia registered agents must have a physical location in Georgia and be present at that address during normal business hours. Typically a deputy or process server will deliver the legal service of process to the Georgia resident agent’s address. A party to a lawsuit may occasionally deliver the court papers by certified mail to the Georgia registered agent at the registered office address, and that will be sufficient legal proof that you have been notified, regardless of whether or not your registered agent delivers it to your company.
The Georgia registered agent’s obligation is to be available at the address listed as the GA registered office address during normal business hours. All official documents from the state will be sent to the Georgia resident agent’s address.
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What types of businesses are required to have Georgia registered agents?
All corporations, LLCs and limited partnerships doing business in Georgia must have a registered agent with a Georgia State address. The registered agent may have a mailing address that includes a post office box as long as a physical location is also listed.
How do we handle items we receive as your Georgia resident agent?
We scan all legal notices; annual renewal notices and other official documents received and upload them into your online account locally in Georgia. You receive immediate email notification of any document uploaded into your Georgia resident agent’s account.
As an added Georgia resident agent service, we track your Georgia annual report due date and send you reminders with instructions for filing your report in a timely manner with the State of Georgia Secretary of State.
How do you change your registered agent in Georgia?
The only way to change your Georgia registered agent is by doing so on the annual registration renewal (annual report). If you need to change your registered agent after you have filed your annual renewal, but before the next filing period, you can file it again any time with the same $50 filing fee. You can file a Georgia registration renewal online or by mail.
Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Georgia registered agent service provider:
- Georgia Annual Report reminders
- Access to library of forms to file in Georgia
- Georgia registered agent service immediately
You can sign up online for Georgia registered agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.