Kemp Reminds Georgia Businesses of Annual Renewal Registration Period, Announces “One Click” and “Express” Registration Portals to e-File Paperwork

Atlanta, Georgia – Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds officers and registered agents of corporate entities registered in Georgia that the annual renewal period opens on Friday, January 1, 2016 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016.

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Georgia law requires all corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships to file annual registrations with the Secretary of State’s Corporations Division and pay the associated renewal fee. If a business fails to renew by the deadline, it must pay a $25.00 late filing penalty fee or risk administrative dissolution.

Customers can still log in to https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/Account to view or download their business’s information in one convenient location. All customers are encouraged to renew their existing corporate entities and provide at least one valid email address with their filing for future renewal notices and important notifications.

In addition to e-registration on the new Corporations website, customers also have the option to file hard copy annual registrations with a check or money order by mail to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, 2 MLK Jr Drive Suite 313 Atlanta Georgia 30334 or file their paperwork in person at one of three locations: the Corporations Division in Atlanta, the Professional Licensing Boards Division in Macon, and the agency’s South Georgia Office in Tifton. Cash is not an acceptable form of payment for renewal or registration fees.

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders.