We Understand Georgia’s Publishing Laws

Georgia requires corporations, both for profit and non-profit, to publish information about themselves when they are first established. These publishing requirements only apply to domestic entities (companies originally formed in Georgia), and do not apply to companies from another state that are requesting authorization to conduct business in Georgia. There are also publishing regulations surrounding the filing of corporate amendments, as well as the dissolution of a corporation.  In addition, Georgia mandates the publication of legal notices whenever an individual or company establishes a trade name.

TS Associates staff strictly adheres to the policies and guidelines for legal publishing as determined by the Georgia Secretary of State (GA SOS). Per GA laws,

  • “All corporations must publish a notice of intent to incorporate in the newspaper which is the legal organ of the county where the initial registered office of the corporation is to be located.”
  • “The notice of intent to incorporate … should be forwarded … no later than the next business day after filing.”
  • “Trade names are not registered at the state or federal level, but are registered with the local government, primarily in the county in which a business operates.”

– Georgia Secretary of State website



Our pricing model is competitive and comprehensive.  Our prices have no surprises and are all-inclusive (i.e., our quoted prices include all advertising costs and TS Associates’ service fees).  Pricing varies by county due to publishing costs, but all prices include:

* Preparing your legal notice according to GA statutes.
* Coordinating the publication of the notice in a designated newspaper.
* Obtaining affidavits from the publisher according to state requirements.
* Forwarding to you the affidavits as evidence the publishing requirement was completed.

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Typically, the entire process takes 4-5 weeks, during which we will coordinate the publishing of your legal notices, obtain the affidavits from the publishers, and provide you with the evidence for your permanent business records.


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