Additional Resources For Incorporating In The State of
GEORGIA INCORPORATION RESOURCES
SITE LEGAL INFORMATION
CHECKING NAME AVAILABILITY FOR A CORPORATION IN Georgia
The State of Georgia maintains a web site where you can check to determine whether the corporate name that you desire is available.
Note that Georgia also has a publication requirement that all corporations must follow. Georgia Publication Requirement
Georgia permits you to file for a Reservation of a Corporate name through an online filing system whcih can be accessed HERE.
To search for name availibility online in Georgia, CLICK HERE. This link will take you directly to the name inquiring portion of the Georgia Web Site. This search will give you a list of names organized alphabetically that are close to the name that you desire.
It is suggested that you search in a few different ways depending upon what name you select. You should search for the entire name that you wish to secure. Print out the results of this search and keep it for your records. You should also do a partial name search to determine what names may be close, but not exactly like the name you wish to obtain.
For example, if the name that you have chosen is ABC Vending Supplies, Inc., you should search ABC Vending Supplies, ABC Vending, and perhaps ABC Ven so you will get a picture of what names may be similar to the one you have selected.
Checking the corporate name in advance is necessary and will save you a lot of time. If you do not check first, your incorporation papers will be returned to you if there is a conflicting name and you will need to start over again from scratch.