Nevada Secretary of State


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Contact Information

Physical address:
202 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: 775-684-5708

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: sosmail@sos.nv.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Nevada Secretary of State in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Nevada Charitable Solicitation Registration

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Law:

NRS 82A.100

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:6/18/21

Registration to Obtain Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • Requests for contributions, donations, gifts, or the like, which are directed only to a total of fewer than 15 persons, annually
  • Requests for contributions, donations, gifts, or the like, are directed only to persons who are related within the third degree of consanguinity of affinity to the officers, directors, trustees or executive personnel of the corporation
  • Corporation is recognized as a church under the Internal Revenue Code, section 501(c)(3)
  • Appeals for funds to benefit a particular person or his or her immediate family named in the solicitation, but only if all the proceeds of the solicitation are given to or expended for the direct benefit of the person or his or her immediate family
  • Alumni association of an accredited institution which solicits only persons who have an established affiliation with the institution, including, without limitation, current and former students, members of the faculty or staff, or persons who are within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity of such persons
Form:

Exemption from Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement or Exemption from Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement for Out-of-State Charitable Organizations Not Required to Register to Do Business in Nevada

Agency Fee:

$0

Law:

NRS § 82A.210

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:1/16/20

Renewal to Maintain Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • Requests for contributions, donations, gifts, or the like, which are directed only to a total of fewer than 15 persons, annually
  • Requests for contributions, donations, gifts, or the like, are directed only to persons who are related within the third degree of consanguinity of affinity to the officers, directors, trustees or executive personnel of the corporation
  • Corporation is recognized as a church under the Internal Revenue Code, section 501(c)(3)
  • Appeals for funds to benefit a particular person or his or her immediate family named in the solicitation, but only if all the proceeds of the solicitation are given to or expended for the direct benefit of the person or his or her immediate family
  • Alumni association of an accredited institution which solicits only persons who have an established affiliation with the institution, including, without limitation, current and former students, members of the faculty or staff, or persons who are within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity of such persons
Form:

Exemption from Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement or Exemption from Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement for Out-of-State Charitable Organizations Not Required to Register to Do Business in Nevada (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the end of the anniversary month in which the initial filing was made.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:8/15/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement

Filing Method:

Mail, e-mail, or fax.

Agency Fee:

$0

Turnaround:

2-3 weeks

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Attach additional pages for addresses and names/addresses of executive personnel.
  • Must be signed by an officer of the nonprofit corporation.
  • Out of state charities can file out of state version of the solicitation registration statement to avoid foreign qualification.
  • Some Nevada counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
Before you Apply:

All Applicants:

  • Check the available exemptions to see if your charity is eligible for exemption from the full registration requirement.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Nevada Secretary of State.
  2. Submit a Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement in conjunction with your initial list of officers filing to the Nevada Secretary of State.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your charity will need to foreign qualify based on your activity in Nevada. If not required, skip to number 3.
  2. File foreign qualification documents with the Nevada Secretary of State.
  3. Submit a Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement in conjunction with your initial list of officers filing to the Nevada Secretary of State.
Required Attachments:

  • List of officers and directors
Fact Checked:4/14/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement

Filing Method:

Mail, e-mail, fax, or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Renewal is due annually at the same time as your Nevada Nonprofit Annual List of Officers Report. If your organization does not file an annual list of officers report, then renewal is due by the end of the anniversary month of the initial filing.

Due Date Extension:

Nevada does not grant extensions for charitable organization registration.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Attach additional pages for addresses and names/addresses of executive personnel.
  • Must be signed by an officer of the nonprofit corporation.
Required Attachments:

  • List of officers and directors
Fact Checked:2/4/20

Cancellation

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

To close out your registration, follow the withdrawal or dissolution process for the secretary of state registration.

Fact Checked:7/14/20

Nevada Entity Registration

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:2/6/19

Nevada Name Reservation

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Name Reservation Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Names are reserved for 90 days.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Amendment of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

Name Reservation Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Nevada State Business License

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Law:

NRS § 76.020.

Fact Checked:9/18/19

One-Time Exemption Registration

Form:

Initial/Annual List Application (Exemption)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Nonprofits that are qualified 501(c) organizations are eligible for exemption from the business license requirement.

Fact Checked:2/4/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial/Annual List Application (Applications for most entity types are included with the list of officers filing.)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$500 for business corporations and $200 for all other entities.

Penalties:

The entity will be subject to additional penalties if the annual list and declaration form are not returned and in filing order by the due date of the annual list.

Fact Checked:2/4/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Initial/Annual List Application (Applications for most entity types are included with the list of officers filing.)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$500 for business corporations and $200 for all other entities.

Due:

File annually along with the annual list of officers. 

Fact Checked:2/4/20

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Nevada Secretary of State in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual List of General Partners

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Form:

Initial/Annual List of General Partners

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150 + $200 state business license fee.

Due:

 File an annual report by the end of your registration anniversary month. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on March 15, then your annual report is due every year by March 31.

Penalties:

$175 late fee. Entity loses 'good standing' and enters 'default' status. After one year, your business can be dissolved or revoked.

Notes:

Anyone with authority may file online. A manager must sign the paper form.

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Annual List of Managers or Members

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Form:

Initial/Annual List of Managers or Members

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150 + $200 state business license fee.

Due:

 File an annual report by the end of your registration anniversary month. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on March 15, then your annual report is due every year by March 31.

Law:

  NRS § 86.263

Penalties:

$175 late fee. Entity loses 'good standing' and enters 'default' status. After one year, your business can be dissolved or revoked.

Notes:

Anyone with authority may file online. A manager must sign the paper form.

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Annual List of Managing Partners

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Form:

Initial/Annual List of Managing Partners

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150 + $200 state business license fee.

Due:

 File an annual report by the end of your registration anniversary month. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on March 15, then your annual report is due every year by March 31.

Penalties:

$75 late fee. Entity loses 'good standing' and enters 'default' status. After one year, your business can be dissolved or revoked.

Notes:

Anyone with authority may file online. A manager must sign the paper form.

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Annual List of Officers

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Form:

Initial/Annual List of Officers and Directors - Nonprofit Corporation

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 (+ $200 unless you have 501(c) exemption.)

Due:

File an annual report by the end of your registration anniversary month. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on March 15, then your annual report is due every year by March 31.

Law:

 NRS § 82.523

Penalties:

$50 late fee. Entity loses 'good standing' and enters 'default' status. After one year, your business can be dissolved or revoked.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file online. An officer must sign a paper form.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Application for Registration

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Form:

Foreign (Non-Nevada) Limited-Liability Company Application for Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75 + $150 initial list fee + $200 business license fee.

Law:

NRS § 86.544

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Good Standing

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Foreign Qualification

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Form:

Qualification to do Business in Nevada

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

Depends on total number of authorized shares. $75 for $75,000 or less, $175 for not more than $200,000, $275 for not more than $500,000, $375 for not more than $1 million, and $375 plus $275 for each $500,000 over $1 million. In addition, the initial list fee of $150 and the $200 business license fee must be submitted.

Law:

NRS § 80.010

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copy of articles of incorporation, and certified copies of all amendments, all dated within 90 days.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Initial List of Managers or Members

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Form:

Initial/Annual List of Managers or Members

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125 (Plus $200 for the business license fee.)

Due:

Initial reports must be filed with the articles of organization or foreign qualification.

Law:

  NRS § 86.263

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file online. A manager must sign the paper form.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:11/2/18

Initial List of Officers

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Form:

Initial/Annual List of Officers and Directors - Profit Corporation

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

Based on the value of current authorized stock. The minimum fee is $175 (Plus $500 for the business license fee.)

Due:

Initial reports must be filed at the time of incorporation or foreign qualification.

Law:

NRS § 78.150.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file online. An officer must sign a paper form.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:11/2/18

Initial List of Officers & Business License & CSR

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State
Form:
  1. Initial/Annual List of Officers and Directors - Nonprofit Corporation.  This form also serves as your Nevada State Business License Application.
  2. (Optional) Nevada State Business License Exemption
  3. (Optional) Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement
Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50 (+$200 business license fee unless you have 501(c) exemption) + optional $125-$1,000 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~1 week. ~24 hours for $125 expedite fee. ~2 hours for $500 expedite fee. ~1 hour for $1,000 expedite fee.

Due:

Initial reports must be filed at the time of incorporation or foreign qualification.

Law:

NRS § 82.523

Notes:

Solicitation registration is a new requirement effective January 1, 2014. You must file this attachment if your nonprofit will solicit donations in Nevada.

You can file for an exemption from obtaining a Nevada business license only after obtaining 501(c) recognition. Most new nonprofits will need to apply for a business license and pay the non-refundable $200 licensing fee in their first year. When you renew the following year, you can file for exemption if you obtained 501(c) recognition.

Your canceled check constitutes a certificate to transact business. 

Form preparation notes:

  • Anyone with authority may file online. An officer must sign a paper form.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • The exemption form must be notarized.
Fact Checked:11/2/18

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