Nevada Articles of Incorporation | NV Secretary of State

The Nevada Articles of Incorporation are provided by the Nevada Secretary of State as a convenient (and required) method of registering a corporate entity with this governing entity. They must be submitted with a full payment of the Filing Fee which will be based upon the value of the Total Number of Shares Available (nonprofit corporations have a $50.00 Filing Fee). Expedited Service options ranging from 24 Hour Service to 1 Hour Service for additional fees (ranging from from $75.00 to $1,000.00) is available. All fees must be paid at the time of submittal and may be done so through a check, money order, credit card, trust, or account with NV Secretary of State. You may file some article online at https://nvsos.gov/index.aspx or you may mail them to Secretary of State, 202 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701-4201.


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How to File

Step 1 - Determine the entity type for the Nevada corporation you wish to form. The type of entity that will be formed will need to operate within the confines of the definition. For instance, a nonprofit corporation would only be considered a nonprofit corporation if the purpose does not include making a profit as a result of its business transactions.

Step 2 - Next, you will need to name the corporation you wish to form. The State of Nevada will require a non-misleading name that is unique and includes a word of incorporation. Words of incorporation indicate to the public the nature of the business they are dealing with and in the State of Nevada include words such as Corporation, Company, Incorporated, Limited, or the abbreviations of these words.

Step 3 - Many would consider it a good idea to take every step possible to ensure a trouble free filing of their entity. In this case, since the name must be unique, it is recommended to use the Nevada Secretary of State's website to search through the business names registered with this entity. You may start this by going to this page: http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch

Step 4 - Locate the dropdown menu labeled “Search by.” Here, you must indicate how you would like the Nevada Business Search tool to search through its records. For the purposes of choosing a unique name, select the choice “Entity Name.” Then in the box to the left enter the Name you wish to use or part of the Name for the corporation you wish to create in this state. You may choose how the results will be sorted by utilizing the drop down menu labeled “Sort by.” You may choose Relevance, Entity Name, NV Business ID, Status, or Type. It is recommended to search by Entity Name. Next, you will need to indicate whether you want the search criteria results to be displayed in descending or ascending order (descending is already selected.) Finally, if you wish to include phonetic matches, select the box labeled “Include Phonetic Matches.” Once you have defined these criteria you may select the button on the bottom of the page, labeled “Search.” This will bring up the Search Results page.

Step 5 - The Search Results page will consist of the Search tool at the top of the page but will deliver the results to your inquiry in a table at the bottom of the page. This will be presented in a table with several headings: Entity Name, NV Business ID, Status, and Type. It is very important that the name you choose does not mislead the public that you are affiliated with any of the entities that appear in this table. If you would like to learn more about a particular entity, then you may select any entry with the mouse button. This will open an Entity Details page.

Step 6 - The Entity Details page will present its information in several tables: Business Entity Information, Additional Information, Registered Agent Information, Financial Information, Officers, and Actions/Amendments. You will need to make sure that none of the matching search results is too similar to the name you have chosen before proceeding. If you have found a unique name for the corporation you wish to form then you may either reserve this name for your use or you may register the corporation you are forming read the next section before proceeding to Step 7. If you wish to continue without reserving the name you have chosen for the corporation being formed then proceed to the next step.

Step 7 - Next you will need to gather all of your documents and file the Nevada Articles of Incorporation to the Nevada Secretary of State. This may be done online (however you need a login) or it may be done by mail. All such submissions will require that full payment be submitted with the Nevada Articles of Incorporation. The fees will depend upon how many shares the corporation has been authorized to issue. The minimum Filing Fee will be $75.00. If you are mailing these articles in they must be accompanied with an order form. This will allow you to define the payment method used to pay the fees. You may pay the filing fee with a check or money order (made payable to Secretary of State), a Credit Card, Trust Account, or even a balance from a previous job. This order form will also allow for expediting, provided you pay the expedited processing fee. If you are paying with a credit card you will need to include a ePayment checklist. Once you have gathered all the paperwork that must accompany your articles and successfully verified your payment method, you may mail the articles to Secretary of State, 202 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701-4201.

How To Reserve A Name

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Step 1 - Download the “Name Reservation Request” form by selecting the “Download Form” link above. You may fill this form out using a PDF program, a typewrite, or by hand (but you must print neatly in black ink).

Step 2 - Locate the first text box and enter the Full Name who is requesting the Name be reserved.

Step 3 - In the second, and larger text box, on this page, enter the Full Name you wish to reserve.

Step 4 - In the “Holder of Reservation” section, enter the Name of the person who will own the Name for ninety days. Then in the Address, City, State, and Zip Code boxes, report the Building/Street/Suite Number of this individual's Address, then the City, State, and Zip Code of this individual respectively.

Step 5 - Next, in “Confirmation of Reservation,” indicate how you would like the Nevada Secretary of State to confirm the Name Reservation with you. You may choose to do this by Mail, Email (Remember to enter your Email Address in the space provided), or another way. You must place a check mark in the first box for Mail or a check mark in the second box for Email. If you have separate instructions place a check mark in the third box and write a detailed description of how you will confirm this reservation in the space labeled “Notes.” You may only choose one box.

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Step 6 - Once this is done, you must mail the completed Name Reservation Request form to Secretary of State, 202 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701-4201. This request form must be accompanied with a payment of the $25.00 Fee. This should be in the form of a check or money order made out to “Nevada Secretary of State.”