Georgia Business Name Search

Getting Started

Before searching the Georgia Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities within the Georgia business name database. We suggest coming up with a few name ideas. In case some are unavailable, you can always choose an alternative. You can also download the full Georgia entity name guidelines here (click here to download)

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Search business name availability

Contacting the local Secretary of State (SOS) office via Phone or Email is free and is the most reliable way to check your business name availability.

Online, you can search for Georgia businesses entities for free via the Georgia Corporations Division website (click here to visit). All you have to do is enter the business name and the tool will return relevant information.

You can find more information and naming guidelines on the Georgia Secretary of State website.

Georgia Secretary of State Office

Websitehttp://sos.ga.gov/

Phone: (844) 753-7825

Email: corporations@sos.ga.gov

Hours: 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

The Georgia Secretary of State site delivers all of the essential data needed to either reserve or register a business name.

Useful information:

– You can reserve a business name before the incorporation of a business entity so that it doesn’t get taken by someone else. The reservation will be valid for a period of 30 days.

– Online, mail registration and in-person registration options are available.

– There’s a special procedure for the incorporation of a business entity and the selection of a name. Read more about it here.

To register your business name, you’ll need to do the following:

– Pay a filing fee of 25 dollars in order to have the business name reserved for a period of 30 days.

– Fill out the required documents.

–  In your application, list up to three name choices that you want for your business.

– Include your entity indicator (like LLC, for example), in the application.

The Georgia Secretary of State will either approve or deny your request (in the even of all three names being taken). If this happens, you’ll be informed by phone or email and you’ll be provided with 10 additional days to resubmit the information and choose an alternative name.

If the name you want is already in use, chances are that you’ll receive a rejection letter or a call from the Georgia Secretary of State.

Those who operate in especially competitive sectors should make use of the 30-day name reservation option. This way, you can rest assured that when the time comes, the company name you want is going to be available.

Georgia has specific name availability standards all companies should adhere to. A corporate name has to be distinctive and distinguishable in order to be approved for registration.

Take some time to conceptualize several alternative business names, in the event the one you want is taken.

If you’re still unable to find a business name that suits you, try using our business name generator to get unique name ideas (click here to find our business name generator).


Registering your business Domain/website

Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to check if the domain name is available for your business. The last thing you want is to register your business name and find out another competitor or company already has a website with your name! Use our domain check below to instantly check availability.

Enter your business name to check domain availability