Maine 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 Maine.

Foreign Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MBCA-2: Application for Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$20 per month remaining in calendar year.

Notes:

Name registrations expire at the end of the calendar year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MBCA-2A: Consent Terminating Name Registration

Agency Fee:

$35

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLLC-2: Application for Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$20 per month remaining in calendar year.

Notes:

Name registrations expire at the end of the calendar year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLLP-2: Application for Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$20 per month remaining in calendar year.

Notes:

Name registrations expire at the end of the calendar year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLPA-2 (F): Application for Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$20 per month remaining in calendar year.

Notes:

Name registrations expire at the end of the calendar year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MNPCA-2: Application for Registration of Name

Agency Fee:

$5 per month remaining in calendar year.

Notes:

Name registrations expire at the end of the calendar year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MBCA-2: Application for Registration of Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

All name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLLP-2: Application for Registration of Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

All name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLPA-2 (F): Application for Registration of Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

All name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MNPCA-2: Application for Registration of Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

All name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLLC-2: Application for Registration of Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

All name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MBCA-1: Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MBCA-1A: Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLLC-1: Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLLC-1A: Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Initial Registration for Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLLP-1: Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLLP-1A: Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLPA-1: Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MLPA-1A: Notice of Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MNPCA-1: Application for Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$5

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Form:

Form MNPCA-1A: Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$5

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Not required



Name reservations cannot be renewed.

More information: Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Companies:

Not required



Name reservations cannot be renewed.

More information: Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Partnerships:

Not required



Name reservations cannot be renewed.

More information: Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

Registration Renewal for Limited Partnerships:

Not required



Name reservations cannot be renewed.

More information: Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

Registration Renewal for Nonprofit Corporations:

Not required



Name reservations cannot be renewed.

More information: Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

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