2019 Georgia Code
Title 7 - Banking and Finance
Chapter 1 - Financial Institutions
Article 1 - Provisions Applicable to Department of Banking and Finance and Financial Institutions Generally
Part 6 - Names, Registered Offices, and Advertising
§ 7-1-132. Registered agent and office

Universal Citation: GA Code § 7-1-132 (2019)
  • (a) Every financial institution shall continuously maintain a registered agent and a registered office. Such agent and office shall be located in a county in this state where the financial institution is authorized to conduct its general business; and, in the case of financial institutions subject to Chapter 2 or 3 of Title 14, such agent and office shall be the same as is required under those chapters.

  • (b) Not later than September 30, 1998, every financial institution shall file with the department a statement designating the name of its registered agent and the place of its registered office by street, post office address, and county. In the event of the failure of an institution to file said statement, the registered agent shall be the chief executive officer of the bank and the registered office of the institution shall be the business address where the chief executive officer is located.

  • (c) A financial institution may change, and a new financial institution may establish, its registered agent and the location of its registered office by filing a statement with the department designating the name of the new registered agent or the street, post office address, and county of its new registered office or both, provided that no change in the registered agent or office shall affect actions or proceedings commenced before the time of said change.

  • (d) Nothing contained in this Code section shall affect the obligation of a financial institution to file information with the Secretary of State.

History:

Code 1933, § 41A-603, enacted by Ga. L. 1974, p. 705, § 1; Ga. L. 1998, p. 795, § 12.

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