Form GA 236 Application for Certificate of Authority for a Corporation

Form GA 236 Application for Certificate of Authority for a Corporation

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Form GA 236 Application for Certificate of Authority for a Corporation

 

INSTRUCTIONS: APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY FOR A CORPORATION GA 236

 

A non-domestic corporation can use this form to establish business practices within the state of Georgia.  A non-domestic corporation is encouraged to request the help of an attorney while completing this form. 

 

“Application for Certificate of Authority for a Corporation GA 236 Step 1”

The filing party should provide their email address at the top of this form.  The Secretary of State will notify the applicant by email when the application is received and processing has begun. 

 

“Application for Certificate of Authority for a Corporation GA 236 Step 2”

Provide the corporate name and name reservation number (if applicable) in part 1.  On the line below, provide the date when business commenced or was proposed in Georgia.  If the date is more than 30 days before the date the application arrived at the Secretary of State, the corporation is subject to a $500 fine. 

 

“Application for Certificate of Authority for a Corporation GA 236 Step 3”

State the name of the person filing this form in part 2.  Provide their telephone and address including city, state and zip code as well.  In part 3, provide the principal mailing address of the corporation. 

 

“Application for Certificate of Authority for a Corporation GA 236 Step 4”

List the name of the corporation’s registered agent in Georgia in part 4.  List the registered agent’s office address as well.  Do not provide a P.O. Box or mail drop. 

 

“Application for Certificate of Authority for a Corporation GA 236 Step 5”

In section 5, indicate the type of corporation (profit or nonprofit), the jurisdiction of the corporation, and the date of incorporation in the home state. 

 

“Application for Certificate of Authority for a Corporation GA 236 Step 6”

List the name and address of the CEO, CFO, and SEC in part 6.  An authorized signature is needed at the bottom of this form along with the date of signature. 

 

“Application for Certificate of Authority for a Corporation GA 236 Step 7”

Make a copy of this form and attach it to the original.  Also, attach a Certificate of Good Standing from the home state that is no more than 90 days old.  Include a filing fee of $225.00 made payable to the Secretary of State and send the forms to the following address:

 

Office of Secretary of State

Corporations Division

237 Coliseum Drive

Macon, Georgia 31217-3858


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