South 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 South Carolina.

South Carolina Entity Name Reservation Licenses

South Carolina Foreign Entity Name Registration

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Application to Register or Renew the Registration of a Foreign Entity Name

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 or Renew the Registration of a Foreign Entity Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

South Carolina Name Reservation

Agency:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Application to Reserve an Entity Name

Agency Fee:

$25 for LLCs and $10 for other entities.

Notes:

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

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Amendment of Reserved or Registered Name

Form:

Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:10/2/20
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