Title 14, Chapter 3, Section 120
(a) A document must satisfy the requirements of this Code section
and of any other Code section that adds to or varies these
requirements to be entitled to filing by the Secretary of State.
(b) This chapter must require or permit filing the document in the
office of the Secretary of State.
(c) The document must contain the information required by this
chapter. It may contain other information as well.
(d) The document must be typewritten or printed.
(e) The document must be in the English language. However, a
corporate name need not be in English if written in English letters
or Arabic or Roman numerals, and the certificate of existence
required of foreign corporations need not be in English if
accompanied by a reasonably authenticated English translation.
(f) The document must be executed:
(1) By the chairperson of the board of directors of a domestic or
foreign corporation, its president, or by another of its officers;
(2) If directors have not been selected or the corporation has not
been formed, by an incorporator; or
(3) If the corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee, or
other court appointed fiduciary, by that fiduciary;
provided, however, the person executing the document may do so as an
attorney in fact. Powers of attorney relating to the execution of
the document do not need to be shown to or filed with the Secretary
(g) The person executing a document shall sign it and state beneath
or opposite the signature his or her name and the capacity in which
he or she signs; provided, however, that if the document is
electronically transmitted, the electronic version of such person's
name may be used in lieu of a signature. The document may, but need
(1) The corporate seal;
(2) An attestation by the secretary or an assistant secretary; or
(3) An acknowledgment, verification, or proof.
(h) The document must be delivered to the office of the Secretary of State for filing and must be accompanied by one exact or conformed copy (except as provided in Code Sections 14-3-503 and 14-3-1509), the correct filing fee, any certificate required by this chapter, and any penalty required by this chapter or other law.
(i) Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, the Secretary of
State may authorize the filing of documents by electronic
transmission, following the provisions of Chapter 12 of Title 10,
the "Georgia Electronic Records and Signatures Act," and the
Secretary of State shall be authorized to promulgate such rules and
regulations as are necessary to implement electronic filing