Michigan 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 Michigan.

Michigan Entity Name Reservation Licenses

Michigan Name Registration

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
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Initial Registration

Form:

Application of Registration of Corporate Name

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Name registrations expire at the end of the calendar year.

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Registration Renewal

Form:

Application of Registration of Corporate 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.

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Cancellation of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

Certificate of Termination of Registration of Corporate Name

Agency Fee:

$10

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Michigan Name Reservation

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Reservation of Name

Agency Fee:

$10 for corporations and partnerships, $25 for LLCs.

Notes:

Name reservations are good for 6 months from the month of filing.

Fact Checked:10/2/20
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