Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations


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We are a service company that can help you file with the Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations. We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.


Contact Information

Physical address:
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 5633

Phone: 802-828-2386
Fax: 802-828-2853

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: SOS.CorporationsSupport@vermont.gov

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations 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 Report

Agency:Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Find your company and print a pre-populated report.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Annually within two and a half months after the end of your fiscal year. The typical due date is March 15th.

Law:

Vermont Statutes Title 11A § 16.22.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

$25 late fee. Your business also risks being dissolved or revoked.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Application for Certificate of Authority

Agency:Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Certificate of Authority Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125

Law:

11A V.S.A. § 15.01

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence dated within 30 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Biennial Report

Agency:Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

To file your biennial report by correspondence with a traditional paper check, you must complete the online filing process (above) and select this option at the end as a method of payment.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

By April 1 of the calendar year following incorporation or foreign qualification and biennially thereafter. Can be filed as early as January 1.

Law:

Vermont Statutes Title 11b § 16.22

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

$25 late fee. Your nonprofit also risks being dissolved or revoked.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Certificate of Good Standing

Agency:Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Certificate of Good Standing

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Certificate of Status

Agency:Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Certificate of Status

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Trade Name or DBA

Agency:Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing a trade name registration is required for any person or entity intending to conduct business under an assumed 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 offer name protection.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in Vermont.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

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