This webpage has been designed to provide a general overview of the corporate filing requirements demanded by the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code. Detailed tutorials can be found linked below, providing you with more in-depth directions on each step of the filing process. Downloadable PDF applications are available for individuals wishing to send their registration documents through the mail. Alternatively, you can create an account to register and manage your corporation online. When the necessary steps have been completed, a $70 filing fee for profit corporations or $30 for non-profit will be required. Fees can be paid by credit card or check/money order depending on the chosen method of application.

How to File

Step 1- It is highly advisable that a Business Entity Search be performed prior to registration to ensure that the desired operating name is available for use. Applications filed without a name that is distinguishable from that of any other registered entity will usually be rejected. You may also reserve a name for a period of 120 days by filing a $22 Name Reservation application.

Step 2- Detailed tutorials on the online and paper filing processes can be found below. Click on the link below which corresponds with the type of entity you would like to register to review our step-by-step instructions.

Step 3- When all the requisite information has been supplied for either the online or paper filing procedures, you will be required to provide the additional forms/certificates that must accompany your filings. Foreign entities must include a certificate of good standing/existence that has been issued no earlier than 90 days prior to formation. The registration process for online applications is complete upon acceptance of a filing fee. Paper applications must be sent to the address below with the appropriate fee and any additional certificates.

Mail

Utah Division of Corporations & Commercial Code
PO Box 146705
Salt Lake City Utah 84114-6705

Fax

(801) 530-6438

Tips

EIN – When forming a new entity it will be necessary to obtain an Employer Identification Number in order to operate legally in the country. This number is issued by the Internal Revenue Service to legitimate, tax-paying businesses. Once an EIN has been obtained, your corporation will be eligible to hire employees, register for bank accounts, apply for loans, and perform a number of other transactions that are crucial to the operation of any successful business. A tutorial on the application process can be found linked in the heading of this paragraph for both the online and paper filing methods.

Corporate Bylaws – New corporations may find drafting a bylaws agreement useful as it can outline the rules and regulations of your business and relay this information to the various members of your entity. While there is no legal obligation to draft an agreement, domestic corporate representatives should consider implementing this document into their business structure to define the manner in which the entity is to operate. Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph to download the MS Word or PDF files we have provided.

Renewal – All corporations will be required to file an annual report to update the state of any changes that may have occurred in the past year. Filing is simple and can be accomplished online or through the mail. Online reports will be filed using your entity ID number, which can be obtained with a Business Entity Search. Corporate representatives filing by mail will need to complete the Annual Report/Renewal form and forward it to the address below. A filing fee must be included regardless of the chosen method of application, the amounts of which are $15 for profit corporations and $10 for non profits.

Mail

Utah Division of Corporations & Commercial Code
PO Box 146705
Salt Lake City Utah 84114-6705

Fax

(801) 530-6438

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