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.

Iowa Entity Name Reservation Licenses

Iowa Name Registration

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

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:10/2/20

Registration Renewal

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:10/2/20

Iowa Name Reservation

Agency:Iowa Secretary of State
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days. Reserved names cannot be renewed.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Amendment of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:10/2/20
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