Ohio 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 Ohio.

Ohio Entity Name Reservation Licenses

Ohio Foreign Corporation Name Registration

Agency:Ohio Secretary of State

Initial Registration

Form:

Registration of Corporation Name

Agency Fee:

$39

Notes:

Names are registered for 1 year.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Registration of Corporation Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Reserved names expire after 1 year.

Notes:

Name reservations can be renewed additional 1 year periods.

Ohio Name Reservation

Agency:Ohio Secretary of State

Amendment of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

534B: Name Reservation/ Transfer/ Cancellation

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Cancellation of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

534B: Name Reservation/ Transfer/ Cancellation

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Initial Registration

Form:

534B: Name Reservation/ Transfer/ Cancellation

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$39

Notes:

Names are reserved for 180 days.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Name reservations cannot be renewed.

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