Reserve or Register a Business Name

Corporation
Domestic Corporation - Application to Reserve Name (33-4-102)
This form is used to reserve a name for a corporation prior to incorporation. The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period. If you are ready to incorporate, you may file Articles of Incorporation without first filing an application to reserve a name. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Domestic Corporation - Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (33-4-102(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved corporate name to another party. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Foreign Corporation - Application to Register a Name (33-4-103)
This form is used by a foreign corporation to register a name for a one-year period. This form does not authorize the foreign corporation to transact business in the state of South Carolina. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Foreign Corporation - Application to Reserve Name (33-4-102)
This form is used to reserve a name for a corporation prior to applying for a Certificate of Authority. The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period. If you are ready to apply for a Certificate of Authority, you may file the application without first filing an application to reserve a name. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Foreign Corporation - Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (33-4-102(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved corporate name to another party. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Limited Liability Company
Domestic Limited Liability Company - Application to Reserve Name (33-44-106)
This form is used to reserve a name for a domestic LLC prior to organization. The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period. If you are ready to organize, you may file articles of organization without first filing an application to reserve a name. You must submit a total payment of $25.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Domestic Limited Liability Company - Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (33-44-106(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved limited liability company name to another party. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Foreign Limited Liability Company - Application to Register a Name (33-44-1005)
This form is used by a foreign LLC to register a name for a one-year period. This form does not authorize the foreign LLC to transact business in the state of South Carolina. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Foreign Limited Liability Company - Application to Reserve Name (33-44-106)
This form is used to reserve a name for an LLC prior to applying for a Certificate of Authority. The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period. If you are ready to apply for the Certificate of Authority, you may file the Application for a Certificate of Authority without first filing an application to reserve a name. You must submit a total payment of $25.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Foreign Limited Liability Company - Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (33-44-106(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved limited liability company name to another party. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Limited Partnership
Domestic Limited Partnership - Application to Reserve Name (33-42-40)
This form is used to reserve a name for an LP prior to applying for a Certificate of Limited Partnership. The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period. If you are ready to apply for the Certificate of Limited Partnership, you may file the certificate without first filing an application to reserve a name. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Domestic Limited Partnership - Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (33-42-40(b))

This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved limited partnership name to another party. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Foreign Limited Partnership - Application to Reserve a Name (33-42-40)
This form is used to reserve a name for a foreign LP prior to applying for registration. The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period. If you are ready to register the LP, you may file the application to register without first filing an application to reserve a name. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Foreign Limited Partnership - Notice of Transfer of a Reserved Name (33-42-40(b))
This form is used to transfer the right to use a reserved limited partnership name to another party. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Nonprofit Corporation
Domestic Nonprofit Corporation - Application to Reserve Name (33-31-402)
This form is used to reserve a name for a nonprofit corporation prior to incorporation. The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period. If you are ready to incorporate, you may file Articles of Incorporation without first filing an application to reserve a name. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Foreign Nonprofit Corporation - Application to Register a Name (33-31-403)
This form is used by a foreign nonprofit corporation to register a name for a one-year period. This form does not authorize the foreign nonprofit corporation to transact business in the state of South Carolina. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.

Foreign Nonprofit Corporation - Application to Reserve Name (33-31-402)
This form is used to reserve a name for a nonprofit corporation prior to incorporation. The name may be reserved for a nonrenewable 120-day period. If you are ready to incorporate, you may file Articles of Incorporation without first filing an application to reserve a name. You must submit a total payment of $10.00 to the Secretary of State's Office.