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Incorporating your Domestic Corporation

The Domestic Business Corporation Certificate of Formation and the Domestic Nonprofit Corporation Certificate of Formation are available for download from our Business Entities Downloads page.

Domestic Business Filing

Filing Fee

Secretary of State: $100.00
Minimum Probate Judge fee: $50.00

Business Filing Procedu res

Your corporate name must include the word "Corporation" or "Incorporated" or an abbreviation of one of these words ("Inc." or "Corp."). You are required to obtain a Certificate of Name Reservation prior to filing your formation documents. (Name Reservation for Domestic Entities)

File the original and two copies of the Domestic Business Corporation Certificate of Formation and the Certificate of Name Reservation in the county where the corporation's registered office is located.

The Probate Judge will collect the Secretary of State filing fee. Some Probate Judge's Offices do not accept expedited processing fees or credit cards - please be sure to check with the Office of the Judge of Probate prior to filing to determine payment methods and ability to expedite processing.

  Domestic Business Corporation Certificate of Formation

    
Domestic Nonprofit Filing

Filing Fee

Secretary of State: $100.00
Minimum Probate Judge fee: $50.00

Nonprofit Filing Procedures

You are required to obtain a Certificate of Name Reservation prior to filling your formation documents. (Name Reservation for Domestic Entities) Your corporate name is not required to include the word "Corporation" or "Incorporated" or an abbreviation of one of these words.

File the original and two copies of the Domestic Nonprofit Corporation Certificate of Formation and the Certificate of Name Reservation in the county where the corporation's registered office is located.

The Probate Judge will collect the Secretary of State filing fee. Some Probate Judge's Offices do not accept expedited process fees or credit cards - please be sure to check with the Office of the Judge of Probate prior to filing to determine payment methods and ability to expedite processing.

 Domestic Non-profit Corporation Articles of Incorporation Guidelines

 

 

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