Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Entity Name Reservation Licenses

Rhode Island Corporate Name Registration

Agency:Rhode Island Secretary of State

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration of Corporate Name

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Name registrations are good for one year from the date of filing.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Renewal of Registration of Corporate Name

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Name registrations expire annually by the date of issuance.

Rhode Island Entity Name Reservation

Agency:Rhode Island Secretary of State

Amendment of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

Form 621: Transfer of Reserved Entity Name

Agency Fee:

$20 for nonprofit corporations and $50 for other entities.

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 620: Reservation of Entity Name

Agency Fee:

$20 for nonprofit corporations and $50 for other entities.

Notes:

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

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Name reservations cannot be renewed.

Rhode Island Limited Partnership Name Reservation

Agency:Rhode Island Secretary of State

Amendment of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

Form 621: Transfer of Reserved Entity Name

Agency Fee:

$50

Initial Registration

Form:

Form 620: Reservation of Entity Name

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form 620: Reservation of Entity Name (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Once having reserved the name of a limited partnership, the same applicant may not again reserve the same name until more than 60 days after the expiration.

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