Name Reservation Request Form

Secretary of State
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Business Programs Division
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Business Entities
(916) 657-5448
1500 11 Street, 3 Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Name Reservation Request Form
(Corporation, Limited Liability Company, or Limited Partnership Names)
The proposed name is being reserved for use by:
Your Name:
Phone #:
Firm Name (if any):
Fax #:
Address:
City/State/Zip:
Type of Entity (Select the applicable entity type. Only one type may be selected. Note: If the “Limited Partnership” type is selected, see page 2 of
this Name Reservation Request Form for an additional requirement.)
Corporation
Limited Liability Company
Limited Partnership
Name To Be Reserved (Enter the name to be reserved. Only one reservation will be made per Name Reservation Request Form. You may list up
to three names, in order of preference, and the first available name will be reserved for a period of 60 days. The remaining names will not be
researched.)
1st Choice:
is available.
is available only with consent from:
is not available. We have:
is available.
is available only with consent from:
is not available. We have:
is available.
is available only with consent from:
is not available. We have:
2nd Choice:
3rd Choice:
Suspended/Forfeited Entity
If the proposed name is being reserved for the purpose of reviving a suspended
or forfeited entity, check the box and include the entity number.
Entity Number
Mail Back Response
If the Name Reservation Request Form is submitted in person and if you would like the reservation to be mailed back, check the
box and include a self-addressed envelope.
Fees (Please make check(s) payable to the Secretary of State.)
Reservation Fee: The fee for reserving a corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership name is $10.00 (per reserved
name).
Special Handling Fee:
In addition to the reservation fee, a $10.00 special handling fee is applicable for processing each Name Reservation Request
Form delivered in person (drop off) to the Secretary of State’s office.
The $10.00 special handling fee must be remitted by separate check and will be retained whether the proposed name is accepted
or denied for reservation.
The special handling fee does not apply to name reservation requests submitted by mail.
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Corporation Names:
A corporation name must not be a name that is "likely to mislead the public or the same as, or resembling so
closely as to tend to deceive," the name of a California or foreign corporation that has registered with this
office or a name that has been reserved by another party. Note: Names are considered deceptive if the only
difference is a corporate ending. (California Corporations Code section 201(b) and 2106(b).) A Corporation
name is reserved pursuant to California Corporations Code section 201(c).
Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names:
An LLC name: (1) must not be a name that is "likely to mislead the public or which is the same as, or
resembles so closely as to tend to deceive," the name of a California or foreign LLC that has registered with
this office or a name that has been reserved by another party. Note: Names are considered deceptive if the
only difference is an LLC ending; (2) must end with the words “Limited Liability Company,” or the
abbreviations “LLC” or “L.L.C.” The words “Limited” and “Company” may be abbreviated to “Ltd.” and “Co.,”
respectively; (3) may not contain the words “bank,” “trust,” “trustee,” “incorporated,” “inc.,” “corporation,” or
“corp.;” and (4) must not contain the words “insurer” or “insurance company” or any other words suggesting
that it is in the business of issuing policies of insurance and assuming insurance risks. (California
Corporations Code section 17052 and 17452.) An LLC name is reserved pursuant to California
Corporations Code section 17053.
Limited Partnership (LP) Names:
An LP name: (1) must be distinguishable in the records of the Secretary of State from the name of an
existing LP or an LP name that has been reserved by another party. Note: Names are not considered
distinguishable if the only difference is a limited partnership ending; (2) must end with the phrase “Limited
Partnership” or the abbreviation “LP” or “L.P.”; and (3) may not contain the words “bank,” “insurance,” “trust,”
“trustee,” “incorporated,” “inc.,” “corporation,” or “corp.” Note: If entity is a foreign LP that is a foreign limited
liability LP, the name must contain the phrase “limited liability limited partnership,” or the abbreviation “LLLP”
or “L.L.L.P.” and may not contain the abbreviation “LP” or “L.P.” (California Corporations Code section
15901.08, 15909.05.) An LP name is reserved pursuant to California Corporations Code section 15901.09.
Additional Requirement - Limited Partnership Names
In addition to completing the information on page 1 of this Name Reservation Request Form, a request to reserve a
limited partnership name also must state the eligibility for the reservation as required by California Corporations Code
section 15901.09. Please select the applicable statement below and attach this page to page 1 of this request form.
Note: Only one statement may be selected.
The exclusive right to the use of the proposed limited partnership name is being reserved by:
a person intending to organize a limited partnership under Chapter 5.5 of the California Corporations Code and
adopt the name.
a domestic (California) limited partnership or a foreign (out-of-state or out-of-country) limited partnership authorized
to transact business in California intending to adopt the name.
a foreign limited partnership intending to obtain a certificate of registration to transact business in California and
adopt the name.
a person intending to organize a foreign limited partnership in the foreign jurisdiction and intending to have it obtain a
certificate of registration to transact business in California and adopt the name.
a foreign limited partnership formed in the foreign jurisdiction under the name.
a foreign limited partnership formed in the foreign jurisdiction under a name that does not comply with the
requirements of California Corporations Code section 15901.08(b) or 15901.08(c), but the name to be reserved may
differ from the foreign limited partnership's actual name only to the extent necessary to comply with California
Corporations Code section 15901.08(b) or 15901.08(c).
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