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.

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form BCA 4.10: Application for Reservation of Name

Agency fee:

$25

Notes:

Names are reserved for 90 days.


For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form LLC 1.15: Application to Reserve a Name

Agency fee:

$25

Notes:

Names are reserved for 90 days.


For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form LLC 1.15: Cancellation of Reserved Name

Agency fee:

$5


For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form LLC 1.15: Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency fee:

$25


For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form LP 109: Application for Reservation of Name

Agency fee:

$50

Notes:

Names are reserved for 90 days.


For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form NFP 104.10: Reservation or Transfer of Name

Agency fee:

$25

Notes:

Names are reserved for 90 days.


For Domestic Professional Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form BCA 4.10: Application for Reservation of Name

Agency fee:

$25

Notes:

Names are reserved for 90 days.


For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$50

Notes:

Registered names expire on December 1st each year.


For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form LLC 45.20: Application for Registration of Name

Agency fee:

$50

Notes:

Registered names expire on December 1st each year.


For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form LLC 45.20: Renewal of a Registered Name

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Registered names expire on December 1 each year.

Notes:

Renewing a registered name extends the registration for another year.


For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form LLC 45.20: Cancellation of a Registered Name

Agency fee:

$5


For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form NFP 104.25: Registration or Renewal of Name (Foreign)

Agency fee:

$50

Notes:

Registered names expire on December 1st each year.


For Foreign Professional Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$50

Notes:

Registered names expire on December 1st each year.


For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
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.


For Foreign Professional Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
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.


For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form BCA 4.25: Cancellation of Foreign Registration

Agency fee:

$25


For Foreign Professional Corporations:

Agency:Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department
Form:

Form BCA 4.25: Cancellation of Foreign Registration

Agency fee:

$25


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