Nevada Articles of Incorporation

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What Are Nevada Articles of Incorporation?

Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. 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

Fast Facts

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:Nevada Secretary of State - Commercial Recordings Division

Articles of Incorporation

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, in-person, or online at SilverFlume - Nevada's Business Portal

Agency Fee:

$75 for $75,000 authorized shares or less + $125 initial list of officers fee. Optional $125 expedite fee.


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  • You must also file a Certificate of Acceptance of Appointment by Registered Agent which your registered agent must sign.
  • Consider optional provisions.
  • An initial list of officers must also be included with the application.

Other Helpful Nevada Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Nevada.

Nevada Directors

  • Number: One or more required.
  • Qualifications: Natural person 18 years of age or older.
  • Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws or articles of incorporation fixes a different number.

Nevada Officers

  • President, secretary, treasurer required.

Nevada Bylaws

  • Required: No.

Nevada Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: No.
  • Action by written consent: Allowed if by a majority of shareholders entitled to vote on the action.

Nevada Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Optional, but shareholder must receive a writing with the same information.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.

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