North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

North Carolina Entity Name Reservation Licenses

North Carolina Business Entity Name Reservation

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency Fee:

$30

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days. Name reservations cannot be renewed.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Amendment of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

BE-04: Notice of Transfer of Reserved Business Entity Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:10/2/20

North Carolina Foreign Entity Name Registration

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Application to Register a Business Entity Name by a Foreign Entity

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Name registrations are good for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are filed.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application to Register a Business Entity Name by a Foreign Entity (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

All name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Notes:

Registered names should be renewed between October 1 and December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:10/2/20
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