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.

For Domestic Corporations:

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

Name Reservations

Agency fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

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

Name Reservations

Agency fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

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

Name Reservations

Agency fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


For Domestic 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.


For Domestic 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.


For Domestic 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.


For Foreign Corporations:

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

Name Reservations

Agency fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

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

Name Reservations

Agency fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

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

Name Reservations

Agency fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 60 days.


For Foreign Corporations:

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

Registration of Corporate Name by Foreign Corporation

Agency fee:

$50

Notes:

Name registration lasts for a period of one calendar year.


For Foreign 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.

Notes:

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


For Foreign 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.


For Foreign 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.


For Foreign 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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