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.

For Foreign Corporations:

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

Application of Registration of Corporate Name

Agency fee:

$50

Notes:

Name registrations expire at the end of the calendar year.


For Foreign Corporations:

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

Certificate of Termination of Registration of Corporate Name

Agency fee:

$10


For Foreign Corporations:

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


For Corporations:

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

Reservation of Name

Agency fee:

$10

Notes:

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


For Limited Liability Companies:

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

Reservation of Name

Agency fee:

$25

Notes:

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


For Limited Partnerships:

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

Reservation of Name

Agency fee:

$10

Notes:

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


For Nonprofit Corporations:

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

Reservation of Name

Agency fee:

$10

Notes:

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


For Professional Corporations:

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

Reservation of Name

Agency fee:

$10

Notes:

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


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