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Incorporating a corporation in Vermont

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 Vermont corporations must be distinguishable from any registered or reserved name or any entity or trade name. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Vermont's standards.

Permitted designations: Vermont corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:
  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.
Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation's name will require approval by the state:
  • Bank
  • Insurance

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 Secretary of State.

Turnaround time: About 10-15 business days.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Corporations must have three or more directors, unless the number of shareholders is less than three. Then the number of directors may be as few as the number of 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 has be located inside the state, local registered agent also required in Vermont.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Corporations in Vermont are required to file an annual report during the six-month period ending the last day of the anniversary month of the company’s incorporation. The state filing fee is $25.

Signatures: Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted, but only on the form provided by the state.

Filing extensions: Filing extensions are permitted.

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