This webpage has been made to assist those in the process of reserving a name for their business in New Jersey. Filers will be required to first download the PDF titled Application for Name Reservation. After the application has been completed a filing fee of $50 must be included. This process will allow you to reserve a name for 120 days, while foreign corporations will be able to reserve a name till the end of the calendar year. Foreign businesses will be required to fax a certificate of good standing from their home state within 21 days of filing (609-984-6851). It is important to note that if you do file for name reservation, then you will not be able to register your business with the online system the state has provided.

It is recommended to perform a Business Entity Search before filing your application. This process will allow you to see if the name you are reserving is indeed available. If your registration process is in the works and the name you have chosen is unavailable, then your application may be rejected.

How to Reserve (Mail)

Step 1- To begin, you must first download the Application for Name Reservation document that the Department of State has provided.

Step 2- Below, you will see the information that must be submitted to file.

  • Entity type
  • Name to be reserved
  • Optional name
  • Three alternative names after your first choice
  • Applicant’s address
  • Applicant’ printed name
  • Applicant’s title
  • Applicant’s signature and date

NJ-Name-Reservation

Step 3- With the completion of this document, a filing fee of $50 must be included in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Treasurer, State of New Jersey. All articles must be forwarded to the address below.

NJ Division of Revenue,
Corporate Filing
PO Box 308
Trenton, NJ 08646

How to Reserve (FAX)

Step 1- To file via fax, you must first download the Application for Name Reservation.

Step 2- Continue by submitting the required information listed below.

  • Entity type
  • Name to be reserved
  • Optional name
  • Three alternative names after your first choice
  • Applicant’s address
  • Applicant’s printed name
  • Applicant’s title
  • Applicant’s signature and date

NJ-Name-Reservation

Step 3- This document must then be faxed to (609) 984.6851 along with a filing fee of $50 in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Treasurer, State of New Jersey.

How to File (Over-the-counter)

Step 1- Filing may be done over-the-counter by first downloading the Application for Name Reservation document.

Step 2- Once downloaded you will then be required to submit the following information:

  • Entity type
  • Name to be reserved
  • Optional name
  • Three alternative names after your first choice
  • Applicant’s address
  • Applicant’ printed name
  • Applicant’s title
  • Applicant’s signature and date

NJ-Name-Reservation

Step 3- With the completion of this document a filing fee must be included in the amount of $50, payable by the various methods accepted at the corporate offices. Bring all articles to the address located below.

NJ Division of Revenue,
Corporate Filing
33 West State Street, 5th Fl.
Trenton, NJ 08608

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