Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations


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Contact Information

Physical address:
401 North Street
Room 206
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 8722
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Phone: 888-659-9962 or 717-787-1057

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: RA-CORPS@pa.gov

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations 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 Registration

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
Form:

Annual Registration – Restricted Professional Limited Liability Company

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$560 times the number of licensed PA professional members.

Due:

Annually by April 15.

Law:

Pennsylvania Statutes § 8998.

Penalties:

Penalties commence May 15 with a $500 fee and a second lien against the assets of the business.

Notes:

Only PLLCs offering one of the following restricted professional services need to file an annual registration: Chiropractic, dentistry, law, medicine and surgery, optometry, osteopathic medicine and surgery, podiatric medicine, public accounting, psychology or veterinary medicine.

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Annual Report

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
Form:

Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

By April 30 of each year where there has been a change in corporate officers during the preceding calendar year.

Law:

15 Pa.C.S. § 5110

Notes:

Annual reports are only required in years where there has been a change in the organization's officers.

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Certificate of Subsistence

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Commercial Registered Office Provider

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
Fact Checked:6/17/15

Decennial Report

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
Form:

Decennial Report of Association Continued Existence

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$70

Due:

Decennial reports are due every ten years during years ending with the numeral "1" (2021, 2031, etc.). Reports must be filed by December 31 of decennial report years.

Law:

54 PA Cons Stat § 503.

Notes:
  • The decennial report requirement only applies to entities that were registered in Pennsylvania prior to the end of the previous decennial reporting year and that have not made an amended filing with the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations since the end of the previous decennial reporting year.
  • Nonqualified foreign entities with a name registration in Pennsylvania and corporations that have updated their list of officers with the Department within the last 10 years are generally exempt from the decennial reporting requirement.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Fictitious Name

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
Form:

Registration of Fictitious Name

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$70

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing a fictitious name registration is mandatory to conduct business under any other name than your personal legal name or a registered business name.

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of a trade name does not confer ownership rights and does not prevent another entity from using the same fictitious name.

Notes:
  • Firms using fictitious names must publish name, address, and other business information in two newspapers in the county of their principal office.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

Foreign Registration

Agency:Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
Form:

Foreign Registration Statement

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$250

Law:

15 PA Con Stat § 411

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

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