Connecticut Articles of Incorporation

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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.

Benefits

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

Fast Facts

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:Connecticut Secretary of State - Commercial Recording Division
Form:

Certificate of Incorporation

Filing Method:

Mail or fax

Agency Fee:

$250 for up to 20,000 authorized shares (see fee schedule for more shares) + optional $50 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~3-5 business days. ~24 hours for $50 expedite fee.

Law:

Connecticut Code, Chapter 601: Business Corporations

Fact Checked:6/16/17

Other Helpful Connecticut Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Connecticut.


Connecticut Directors

  • Number: At least one is required.
  • Qualifications: None required.
  • Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws state otherwise.

Connecticut Officers

  • As stated in the bylaws. One person may hold multiple offices. One officer is required to be responsible for maintaining corporate records.

Connecticut Bylaws

  • 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.

Connecticut Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Not required.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.
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