Nevada Articles of Incorporation
Nevada articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.
Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
- Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
- Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
- Provides governance and adds credibility
For Domestic Corporations:
|Agency:||Nevada Secretary of State|
Mail, fax, in-person, or online at SilverFlume - Nevada's Business Portal
$75 for $75,000 authorized shares or less + $125 initial list of officers fee. Optional $125 expedite fee.
Immediately online. ~1 week by mail. 24 hours for $125 expedite fee.
Other Helpful Nevada Facts
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Nevada.
- Number: One or more required.
- Qualifications: Natural person 18 years of age or older.
- Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws or articles of incorporation fixes a different number.
- President, secretary, treasurer required.
- Required: No.
Nevada Annual Shareholder Meeting
- Required: No.
- Action by written consent: Allowed if by a majority of shareholders entitled to vote on the action.
- Qualifications: N/A
- Stock Certificate: Optional, but shareholder must receive a writing with the same information.
- Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.