Pennsylvania Articles of
Pennsylvania articles of incorporation are filed to create a
Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your
business corporation. (If
you are starting a nonprofit
corporation, click here.)
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
We will prepare and file your articles of incorporation as follows:
|Agency:||Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations |
Articles of Incorporation
Mail or online
~5-10 business days.
19 Pa. Code c23
- You need to file a PA docketing statement with your articles.
- You may also need to attach to your articles any necessary copies of Form DSCB:17.2.3 (Consent to Appropriation of Name) or government approvals.
Why use our Articles of Incorporation service?
We're specialists in incorporation and compliance. We focus solely on corporate compliance,
and the state-specific expertise to provide you best-in-industry service at a competitive
A compliance specialists will work with you 1-on-1 to prepare and file your articles of
incorporation. You can also rely on your specialist for other services to help you set up
and maintain a compliant corporation.
Other Helpful Pennsylvania Facts
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific
to Pennsylvania. Your specialist will help you tailor articles of incorporation to
- Number: One or more required.
- Qualifications: Natural persons of full age.
- Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws fix a different number.
President, secretary, and treasurer required.
Pennsylvania Annual Shareholder Meeting
- Action by written consent: Allowed if by all shareholders entitled to vote on the action. Bylaws may provide if enough shareholders consent to equal the number required to take action by vote.
- Qualifications: N/A
- Stock Certificate: Not required.
- Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.
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