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.

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10


For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10


For Domestic Limited Liability Limited Partnerships:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Domestic Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

LP-06: Notice of Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency fee:

$10


For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Domestic Professional Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Domestic Professional Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10


For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10


For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10


For Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Foreign Professional Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

BE-03: Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Agency fee:

$30


For Foreign Professional Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10


For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
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.


For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
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.


For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
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.


For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
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.


For Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
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.


For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.


For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.


For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.


For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.


For Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division
Form:

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

Agency fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.


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