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Reinstate an Entity
To access the reinstatement link, please go to ecorp.sos.ga.gov. Once there, click on the “online services” tab and log in. If you have not created a login ID, click on Create a User Account. Once you have logged in, click the "Reinstate an Entity" tab.
Commonly Asked Reinstatement Questions:
How does an administratively dissolved entity “fix” the problem?
A domestic corporation or limited liability company (“LLC”) that is administratively dissolved may apply for reinstatement within 5 years of the date of the administrative dissolution by filing an application for reinstatement along with a $250 filing fee. This is done by first filing a Request for Reinstatement Application Form online at ecorp.sos.ga.gov . You may also submit a request in writing for this form to our office at the following address: Secretary of State’s Office, Corporations Division, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858.
Please note that only domestic entities can reinstate. A foreign entity whose authority has been revoked must re‐qualify to do business in Georgia by submitting a new application for a certificate of authority.
What is the fee to reinstate an entity?
Effective July 1, 2011, the reinstatement fee for an administratively dissolved corporation or LLC is $250.00. The fee will no longer include the calculation of past due annual registration and late filing penalty fees. The option to expedite a reinstatement filing is still available by paying the additional expedite fee.
Is there a time limit for reinstatement?
Yes. An administratively dissolved corporation or LLC must apply to the Secretary of State for reinstatement within 5 years after the effective date of dissolution.
Who can sign a reinstatement application?
A reinstatement application may be executed by the registered agent of the entity or by an officer, director or shareholder of a corporation or by a member or manager of an LLC, in each case as set forth in the most recent annual registration filed with the Secretary of State. If the reinstatement application is not signed by one of these authorized persons, then the application must be accompanied by a notarized statement executed by a person who was an officer, director, or shareholder in the case of a corporation or a member or manager in the case of an LLC, or an heir, successor, or assign of a person who was an officer, director, shareholder of the corporation or a member, or manager of the LLC at the time that the entity was administratively dissolved, stating that such person or decedent was an officer, director, or shareholder of the corporation at the time of administrative dissolution or a member or manager of the LLC at the time of administrative dissolution, and such person has knowledge of and assents to the application for reinstatement. Please see O.C.G.A. §§ 14-2-1422(a)(3), 14-3-1422(a)(3) and 14-11-603(b)(4)(C).
Note: If the filer of the reinstatement application is not authorized to execute the filing, then a notarized statement, as required above, must be submitted along with the application. Failure to do so will result in the delay or forfeiture of your filing.
Is there a way to have the entity reinstated quicker?
Yes. If the current wait time is not feasible, the Request for Reinstatement Application and processing of the reinstatement can be “expedited” for an additional filing fee. Please see the Corporations fee schedule here. Please contact our customer service group for more information. Please note that to ensure quality and validity, addition information may be requested at the time of application.
Should I come to your office?
You may come into the office; however, depending on additional required information, this may delay the process further.
How long does the“expedited”process take?
The expedited process for reinstating an administratively dissolved entity can take 1 to 2 business days after receipt of the application.
If I choose not to expedite the process, how long will process take?
If the reinstatement process is not expedited the application will be mailed to you with in the allotted time. Once you receive application and it has been submitted with the required $250 fee , the processing time should be within 7 to 10 business days.
What happens to my entity’s name after administrative dissolution?
Pursuant to revisions made to the Georgia Code in 2008, the name of an administratively dissolved corporation or LLC is reserved for a period of 5 years after the date of dissolution or until the entity is reinstated, whichever is sooner. Please see O.C.G.A. §§ 14-2-1422(b), 14-3-1422(b) and 14-11-603(b)(6). If the entity does not reinstate within the 5 year period, then another entity may reserve or file under the name.
When reinstating a corporation, do I need to list a CEO, CFO and secretary?
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