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How to File a DBA in Georgia

3 Simple Steps

How to Use this Guide

Use our free guide below to file a Georgia DBA. However, if you’d like a professional service to handle the paperwork for you, here are two good DBA filing services:

LegalZoom ($99 + state fee) = Most Popular Service

– CorpNet ($108 + state fee) = Best Customer Support

Step 1) Find And Obtain A Copy Of The DBA Registration Form

WebsiteFirst, before anything else head on over to the Georgia Corporations Division and use their Business Entity Search to see if the name you want to file is already taken or too similar. If there are potential trademark issues, do a quick search using the TESS System as well.

Once your brand name is verified and secures, the next step is to get your hands on a registration form. The application will be done at the county where you’ll do business in, so visit/contact the local Clerk of the Superior Court office to obtain a copy. Some counties offer the downloadable application while others do not.

Step 2) Properly Complete Registration Form

Register an LLCOnce in your hands, take serious time to understand what it’s asking of you and what the major terms mean before filling anything out, especially if you don’t have legal counsel or a professional filing service. Keep in mind the forms may vary from county to county. The following basic information is required for your Georgia DBA:

  • The business name;
  • The fictitious/trade name;
  • Type of business;
  • Complete name and address of each of the business owners.

Step 3) Send Your Accomplished DBA Registration Form

Mail in the FormThe final step in filing a DBA in Georgia is to mail the Georgia DBA application form to the local County Clerk of the Superior Court’s office for your business with your filing fee.

It’s really as easy as that, much easier in Georgia than other states. From here on out you just wait for confirmation and then enjoy a prosperous and exciting year ahead.

Need Help Filing Your DBA?

How to File a DBAIf you’d like help filing a DBA in Georgia, feel free to read our reviews of the two most popular services available.

  • LegalZoom Review: Pricing starts at $99 + state fee. Best if you’re looking for the most popular DBA filing service available.
  • CorpNet Review: Pricing starts at $108 + state fee. Best if you’re looking for great customer service.