Iowa 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 Iowa.

Domestic Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Domestic Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Domestic Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Domestic Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Domestic Initial Registration for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Domestic Professional Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Foreign Professional Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$2 per month from the date of application until the end of the calendar year.

Notes:

Name registrations are effective through December 31st of the year in which the registration was made.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Renewal of Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire at the end of each calendar year.

Notes:

Filing a renewal extends the registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$2 per month from the date of application until the end of the calendar year.

Notes:

Name registrations are effective through December 31st of the year in which the registration was made.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Renewal of Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire at the end of each calendar year.

Notes:

Filing a renewal extends the registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$2 per month from the date of application until the end of the calendar year.

Notes:

Name registrations are effective through December 31st of the year in which the registration was made.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Form:

Renewal of Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire at the end of each calendar year.

Notes:

Filing a renewal extends the registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Not required



Reserved names cannot be renewed.

More information: Iowa Secretary of State

Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Companies:

Not required



Reserved names cannot be renewed.

More information: Iowa Secretary of State

Registration Renewal for Limited Partnerships:

Not required



Reserved names cannot be renewed.

More information: Iowa Secretary of State

Registration Renewal for Nonprofit Corporations:

Not required



Reserved names cannot be renewed.

More information: Iowa Secretary of State

Registration Renewal for Professional Corporations:

Not required



Reserved names cannot be renewed.

More information: Iowa Secretary of State

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