Businesses wishing to preserve their corporate or LLC name in the state of Idaho will be able to do so through the application of a Name Reservation. Partnerships, at this time, do not have the ability to perform this function in this particular state. The action of reserving a name is especially useful for foreign entities who plan on doing business in Idaho and, before they file with the Secretary of State, would like to prevent another company from registering under their current title. Pursuant to Code 30-1-402 (2014), the period of reservation is 4 months and will cost the filing fee of $20 with an addition $20 for an expedited filing process.
We recommend using the Business Entity Search function before committing to a reservation in order to ensure that your proposed name is distinguishable from all other entities registered in Idaho. Filings for a name which is already registered will be rejected.
How to Reserve
Step 1- Download the PDF of the Application for Reservation of Legal Entity Name.
Step 2- Once downloaded, supply the following information:
- Name of LLC or corporation to be reserved
- Name of applicant
- Address of applicant
- Signature of applicant
- Typed name of applicant
- Title of applicant
On the second page you will also be given the opportunity to provide the telephone number for the applicant (optional) in the case the document requires correction.
Step 3- With the original form you must also include an attached copy and the $20 filing fee made out to the Secretary of State. Send all items to the address below. Those wishing to expedite their filing can do so for an additional $20.
Office of the Secretary of State
450 N 4th Street, PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720