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Forming a corporation in Utah

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

Name of Utah corporation must be distinguishable from the name of any existing entity as well as reserved or registered names, forced fictitious names, assumed names or service marks. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Utah's standards.

Permitted designations: Utah corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:
  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation's name will require approval by the state:
  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Bankers
  • Banking
  • Banks
  • Citius Altius Fortius
  • College
  • Institution
  • Olympiad
  • Olympic
  • School
  • University
  • Deposit
  • Trust
  • Trust Company

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: Articles of Incorporation filed with the Department of Commerce.

Turnaround time: About 30-40 days. 5-7 days expedited filings are available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Minimum three directors are required, but if corporation has fewer than three shareholders, its board of directors may consist of a number of individuals equal to or greater than the number of those shareholders.

Director qualifications: No provisions.

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

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation's principal office may be located outside of the state, but local registered agent is required in Utah.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Utah requires corporations to file an annual report before the anniversary date of the incorporation. The state filing fee is $15.


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