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Form a Georgia DBA



You've got your business, you've got the name, you're sure there's one more step. Here it is: use LegalZoom to file your DBA (a.k.a. Doing Business As or fictitious business name) with the state. We make this process quick, easy, and all done right here at your computer. A DBA is what you need to open a bank account and legally transact business under your business name. Get started today!



GEORGIA STATUTORY GUIDELINES

LegalZoom.com customizes your legal DBA filing to comply with local requirements, no matter where you live. However, if you're interested in the specifics, they are listed below.

When filing a DBA in Georgia, one must provide the name or names of the person, persons, firm, or partnership owning and carrying on the trade or business. In addition, one must provide the address of each of those persons, the nature of the business, along with the trade, partnership, or other name used.

From a procedural standpoint, the DBA filing must be published in the paper in which the sheriff's advertisements are printed once a week for two (2) weeks. Also, a list of the names/addresses of each person, firm, or partnership to engage in business under such trade/partnership name is also required. Within thirty (30) days before commencing business, one must file in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court. In the case of a domestic corporation using any name other than its corporate name, one must file in the county of its legal domicile. For all others, one must file in the county in which the business is chiefly conducted.

If there is a change in ownership, one must re-file their DBA.