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You may elect to reserve or register a business name prior to registering a new business entity. This service is for business entities other than sole proprietorships and partnerships.

First you must determine that the business name is available, and then file to hold the name by submitting a paper form. Foreign (non-New Jersey) corporations must also submit by FAX a standing certificate from their home state within 21 days of filing for the name registration. The standing certificate must be current and issued no more than 30 days prior to the name registration filing.

Domestic corporations will have the name reserved for 120 days. The name registration for foreign corporations will last until the end of the calendar year.

Remember - reserving a business name does not register the business entity. You will still need to register your business. It is important to note that online business registration is not available if you have reserved or registered the business name. Name availability check can be performed online.

      $50.00 per name for Name Registration/Reservation.

Service Options:
Regular Mail
Over- the-Counter
NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services,
Corporate Filing
PO Box 308
Trenton, NJ 08646
NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services,
Corporate Filing
33 West State Street, 5th Fl.
Trenton, NJ 08608  
Expedited service:

This optional service, which provides processing in 8.5 business hours is available for requests received by Fax, in person or by Courier Service (non-USPS). The fee for this optional service is $15.00 per transaction for corporations, non-profits and LPs and $25.00 per filing for LLCs and LLPs. This fee is in addition to other charges.

Last Updated: Friday, 05/31/19

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