California Entity Name Reservation

Name reservation protects the preferred name of your entity while you prepare to file formation documents with the state. Depending on entity type, reservations may be eligible for renewal if more time is needed. See the table below for more information on filing a name reservation in California.

Domestic Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


Domestic Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


Domestic Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


Domestic Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Reserved names expire after 60 days.

Notes:

Reserved names can be renewed, but not for consecutive periods.


Domestic Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Reserved names expire after 60 days.

Notes:

Reserved names can be renewed, but not for consecutive periods.


Domestic Registration Renewal for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Reserved names expire after 60 days.

Notes:

Reserved names can be renewed, but not for consecutive periods.


Foreign Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


Foreign Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Registration of Corporate Name by Foreign Corporation

Agency Fee:

$50

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Name registration lasts for a period of one calendar year.


Foreign Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Registration of Corporate Name by Foreign Corporation

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Registered names expire at the close of the calendar year in which the application was filed.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.


Foreign Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Reserved names expire after 60 days.

Notes:

Reserved names can be renewed, but not for consecutive periods.


Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Reserved names expire after 60 days.

Notes:

Reserved names can be renewed, but not for consecutive periods.


Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Name Reservation Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Reserved names expire after 60 days.

Notes:

Reserved names can be renewed, but not for consecutive periods.


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