Connecticut Articles of Incorporation
Connecticut articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.
Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
- Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
- Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
- Provides governance and adds credibility
For Domestic Corporations:
|Agency:||Connecticut Secretary of State - Commercial Recording Division|
Mail or fax
$250 for up to 20,000 authorized shares (see fee schedule for more shares) + optional $50 expedite fee
~3-5 business days. ~24 hours for $50 expedite fee.
Other Helpful Connecticut Facts
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Connecticut.
- Number: At least one is required.
- Qualifications: None required.
- Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws state otherwise.
- As stated in the bylaws. One person may hold multiple offices. One officer is required to be responsible for maintaining corporate records.
- Required: Yes.
Connecticut Annual Shareholder Meeting
- Required: Yes, unless directors are elected by written consent.
- Action by written consent: Allowed if enough shareholders consent to equal the number required to take action by vote.
- Qualifications: N/A
- Stock Certificate: Not required.
- Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.