Illinois 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 Illinois.

Illinois Entity Name Reservation Licenses

Illinois Foreign Name Registration

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Cancellation of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

Form BCA 4.25: Registration or Renewal of Name (Foreign)

Agency Fee:

$25

Initial Registration

Form:

Form BCA 4.25: Registration or Renewal of Name (Foreign)

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Registered names expire on December 1st each year.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form BCA 4.25: Registration or Renewal of Name (Foreign)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Registered names expire on December 1 each year.

Notes:

Renewing a registered name extends the registration for another year.

Illinois Name Reservation

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Amendment of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

Form BCA 4.10: Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$25

Initial Registration

Form:

Form BCA 4.10: Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Names are reserved for 90 days.

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