Delaware Articles of Incorporation | DE Secretary of State Division of Corporation

The Delaware Articles of Incorporation will allow entities wishing to form a corporation in this State, the opportunity to submit their information to the Delaware Division of Corporation. This may only be done either by fax or by mail. All filing fees must be paid at the time of submission (this will range from $50.00 to $245.00). If submitting by mail, you may pay by credit card or check. Checks should be made payable to "Delaware Secretary of State." If submitting by fax you must pay by credit card. All articles must be submitted with a cover letter memo. This cover letter memo will allow for the credit card information to be reported as well as provide preferences such as how the Delaware Division of Corporation should return documentation.


Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Close Corporation (Name of Corporation)

Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Close Corporation (Name of Corporation)

The Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Close Corporation of (Name of Corporation) gives incorporators the required form when submitting their articles to the Delaware Division of Corporations. This is a paper form which must be filled out in its entirety then sent via mail (Delaware Division of Corporation, 401 Federal Street – Ste 4, Dover, […]

Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Non-Stock Corporation

Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Non-Stock Corporation

The Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Non-Stock Corporation is an easily utilized form, required by the Delaware Division of Corporation, when an entity wishes to conduct business as a non-profit corporation within the state of Delaware. This form must be accompanied by a filing cover memo, all required paperwork, and the full payment of any […]

Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Public Benefit Corporation of (Name of Corporation)

Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Public Benefit Corporation of (Name of Corporation)

The Delaware Certificate of Incorporation Public Benefit Corporation is geared to allow corporate entities, wishing to assume public benefit status, to apply for the right to conduct business as such. This form should be accompanied by a cover filing memo, any required documents, and full payment for the state filing fee ($89.00 + $9.00 per […]

Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Stock Corporation (With Director’s Liability)

Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Stock Corporation (With Director’s Liability)

The Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Stock Corporation (with Directors Liability) may be filed either by mail or fax to the Corporate Division of the Delaware Secretary of State. The complete package should contain the original and completed certificate filing cover memo, certificate of incorporation, and all required paperwork should be submitted with full payment […]

Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Stock Incorporation

Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Stock Incorporation

The Delaware Certificate of Incorporation A Stock Corporation is the application form an entity must submit to the Delaware Division of Corporation of the Delaware Secretary of State’s Office. This is a straightforward form which will call for the most basic points of information that should be reported to be filled in. There will be […]

Delaware Qualification Certificate of a Foreign Corporation

Delaware Qualification Certificate of a Foreign Corporation

The Delaware Qualification Certificate of a Foreign Corporation must be submitted to the Delaware Division of Corporation whenever a foreign Incorporator intends operate as a corporation in the State of Delaware. This document must be accompanied by a Certificate of Existence from the origin state (dated within six months of filing the articles), the Delaware […]


How to File

Step 1 - The entity type will determine the articles of incorporation certificate you must file successfully with the Corporate Division of the Delaware Secretary of State. You may determine the entity type by several factors such as its purpose.

Step 2 - Give the corporation being formed a unique name that I not misleading in accordance with Delaware Statutes in Title 8. Once you have discovered an appropriate name, you may reserve it (if desired) for a period of 120 days. If you wish to do so, then proceed to Step 3. If not, then proceed to Step 9.

Step 3 - Dowload the “State of Delaware Corporate Name Reservation Application Pursuant to Title 8, Section 102 of the Delaware Code Here: http://articlesofincorporation.org/wp-content/uploads/DE-corp-name-res.pdf

Step 4 - On the first blank line document the Corporate Name you wish to reserve for the corporation that will be formed.

Step 5 - In the paragraph beginning with the words “For the Exclusive Period of 120 Days,” enter the Calendar Day of the month, the Month, and the Year this form is being filed.

Step 6 - In the box located beneath the words “Name and Address of Applicant,” report the Full Name and Full Address (Street Address, City, State, and Zip Code) of the individual filing this document. If this is a business entity, then enter the Full Name and Full Address of this entity as well as a Contact Name as an Attention Line.

Step 7 - At the bottom of the page, next to the word “By,” the applicant must sign his/her name. Below this, the Applicant must print his/her name.

DE name reservStep 8 – Any filing with the Corporate Division of the Delaware Secretary of State must accompany a cover letter memo. This will enable a credit card payment as well as report several preferences. Download the Filing Cover Letter here: http://articlesofincorporation.org/wp-content/uploads/DEfilingmemo.pdf. The filing fee for a name reservation is $75.00. If paying by check, make sure the check is payable to “Delaware Secretary of State.” If paying by credit card, use the cover letter to report the cardholder information in the designated area. You may submit your documents by mail (mail to: Delaware Division of Corporation, 401 Federal Street – Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901 or fax it to (302) 739-3812. Note: if submitting by fax, you may only pay by credit card.

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Step 9 - The State of Delaware requires each corporation that operates and conducts business within its state borders to appoint a Registered Agent. This party will become a matter of public record and shall as the official receiver of court documents if the corporation is sued. The Registered Agent must maintain an address within the State of Delaware.

Step 10 - Once you have determined the type of corporation being formed, have named it a unique name in accordance with Delaware State Code Title 8 statutes, and obtained a Registered Agent, you may locate and download the appropriate articles of incorporation certificate application here: You must file the articles with a cover page, full payment for the filing fee (ranging from $50.00 to $245.00) either by mail or by fax. You may submit by mail by sending it to: Delaware Division of Corporation, 401 Federal Street – Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901 or you may fax it to (302) 739-3812.