Washington 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 Washington.

Washington Entity Name Reservation Licenses

Washington Foreign Name Registration

Agency:Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Foreign Name Registration

Agency Fee:

$20 for nonprofit corporations and $30 for other entities.

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:

Foreign Name Registration (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$20 for nonprofit corporations and $30 for other entities.

Due:

Name registrations expire on December 31 of each year.

Fact Checked:10/2/20

Washington Name Reservation

Agency:Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Fact Checked:10/2/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Name Reservation

Agency Fee:

$20 for nonprofit corporations and $30 for other entities.

Notes:

Names are reserved for 180 days.

Fact Checked:10/2/20
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