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Incorporating a Corporation in New Jersey

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Names of New Jersey corporations should not be confused with name of any incorporated entity or reserved or registered names. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets New Jersey's standards.

Permitted designations: New Jersey corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:
  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Ltd.
Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation's name will require approval by the state:
  • Blind
  • Cemetery
  • Funeral Homes
  • Handicapped
  • Little League
  • Olympia
  • Olympic
  • Urban Renewal
  • Insurance
Prohibited designations: 
  • Cemetery
  • D.C.
  • District of Columbia
  • Little League
  • Metropolitan
  • Olympia
  • Olympic
  • Postal
  • Realtor
  • Trust
  • Underwriters

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Certificate of Incorporation or Public Records Filing for New Business Entity with an attached proof of name reservation.

Turnaround time: About 4-6 business days.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Minimum of director is required, as well as a president, secretary, and treasurer.

Director qualifications: Directors must be at least 18 years old.

Appearance in articles: Director names and addresses are required to be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation's principal office has to be located inside the state of New Jersey. Local registered agent is also required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Annual reports with the New Jersey Department of Treasury are due on or before the last day of the month that marks the anniversary of incorporation. The state filing fee is $50.

Signatures: Filings are completed online. Corporations may authorize signatories.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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