Business Corporations

New imageThe Department of Secretary of State's Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions is moving to the Ballard Center at 6 E Chestnut Street, Augusta. To allow for the move, the Division will be closed, Tuesday, June 25 and reopening in the new location on Wednesday, June 26.

The move will not interrupt any online services for the Division, and phone lines will remain open for customer service. Online services can be accessed here https://www.maine.gov/sos/online_services/.

 

 

MISLEADING SOLICITATIONS
Secretary Bellows warns corporations and
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New imageFilings Backlog - In an effort to prioritize workflow to address the backlog, we are temporarily changing our telephone customer service hours to 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for our division.

Corporate filings processing time is 40 - 45 business days. To determine if your filing has been processed, please go to Corporate Search to do a corporate name lookup. When you are on the Information Summary page, you can see additional filing information by scrolling to the bottom of the page and selecting "view list of filings'. Please note, that expedited corporate filing images may not be available for review and download until the following business day.

Title 13-C: Maine Business Corporation Act

Title 13, c.22-A, Maine Professional Service Corporation Act

Title 5, c.6-A, Model Registered Agents Act

Benefit Corporation Resources

New image Effective January 1, 2024 - New Federal Reporting Requirement for Beneficial Ownership

The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) was enacted by Congress on January 1, 2021, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The CTA includes significant reforms to anti-money laundering laws and is intended to help prevent and combat money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, and tax fraud.  The CTA establishes a beneficial ownership reporting requirement for corporations, limited liability companies, and other similar entities formed or registered to do business in the United States. Beneficial ownership reports must be filed with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Treasury. For information on filing requirements please visit FinCen’s website at https://www.fincen.gov/boi.

 

Interactive Corporate Services | Foreign Business Corporations | Use of the words "Bank", "Trust", and "Credit Union" | Filing Requirements Reminders | "Opting Out: A Workers' Compensation Insurance Summary for Executive Officers of Corporations" | Rules For Business Corporations | Rules For The Use Of Expedited Services | Determining the Value of Stock Certificates

Forms and Fees

Important Notice: Form changes occur periodically to implement new requirements. Forms may be eliminated or revised, or new forms may be created. Before submitting forms to our office for filing, please be sure that you have the most recent version of forms.

  • Below is a complete list of forms and filing fees for filing Business Corporations with the Division of Corporations.
  • All forms are provided in Acrobat (.PDF) format. If you wish to complete the forms on-screen, you need to download a version of the Adobe Reader by visiting the Adobe Website.  To use one of these fillable forms, simply complete on-screen, print and mail to our office together with the proper filing fee.
  • If you wish to save the completed form, you must have the full Adobe Acrobat package.

If you wish to pay for filing fees or other services offered by this Bureau with your credit card, you will be able to complete and return this "fillable" voucher with your request.

Credit Card Payment Voucher


Business Corporations (Title 13-C)

Form #

Form Name

Fee

Application for Reservation of Name
$20.00
Transfer of Reserved Name
$20.00
Application for Registration of Name
$20.00 per month $200.00–Renewal
Consent Terminating Name Registration
$35.00
Statement of Appointment or Change of Commercial or Noncommercial Clerk
Commercial Clerk and Commercial Registered Agent (CRA) Search

$35.00

Statement of Resignation of Noncommercial Clerk
$35.00

Statement of Intention to do Business under a Fictitious Name
Foreign Entities Only - (to be used only when the legal name of a foreign entity is not available)

$40.00

New image ASUM-5 Statement of Intention to do Business under an Assumed Names
Domestic or Foreign Entities

$125.00

Termination of Statement of Intention to do Business under an Assumed or Fictitious Name
$20.00

$145.00
Articles of Incorporation to be attached to Articles/Certificate of Merger or Share Exchange (MBCA-10), Articles of Domestication (MBCA-19), Articles of Entity Conversion (MBCA-21-A), Articles of Domestication and Conversion (MNPCA-19) and Articles of Conversion of Partnership (CONV-PART)
Commercial Clerk and Commercial Registered Agent (CRA) Search

See specific filing for the applicable filing fee
Restated Articles of Incorporation
$80.00
Articles of Amendment
$50.00
Articles of Amendment by Court Order
$50.00
Articles/Certificate of Merger or Share Exchange - Survivor is a Corporation

$100.00

New image MERGFOR Articles of Merger
No Maine entity involved (Foreign/Foreign)
$100.00
Statement of Abandonment of Merger or Share Exchange
$35.00
Articles of Dissolution
$75.00
Articles of Revocation of Dissolution
$75.00
Articles of Dissolution (by Incorporators or Initial Directors)
$75.00
Application for Authority to do Business
Commercial Clerk and Commercial Registered Agent (CRA) Search
$250.00
  Foreign Corporation Qualification Information
 
Amended Application for Authority to do Business
$70.00
Application of Withdrawal
$90.00
Application for Transfer of Authority
$70.00
Resignation of Noncommercial Registered Agent
$35.00
Annual Report - Domestic
$85.00
Annual Report - Foreign $150.00
Amended Annual Report - Domestic
$85.00
Amended Annual Report - Foreign $150.00
MBCA-14 Certificate of Excuse $40.00
Certificate of Resumption
$100.00
Application for the Use of an Indistinguishable Name
$20.00
Articles of Correction
$50.00
Articles of Domestication
$145.00
Articles of Charter Surrender – Domestication
$90.00
Statement of Abandonment of Domestication
$35.00
Articles of Nonprofit Conversion
$145.00
Articles of Charter Surrender – Nonprofit Conversion
$90.00
Statement of Abandonment of Nonprofit Conversion
$35.00
Articles of Entity Conversion by Domestic Business Corporation
$145.00
Articles of Entity Conversion by Domestic or Foreign Unincorporated Entity
$145.00
Articles of Charter Surrender – Entity Conversion
$90.00
Statement of Abandonment of Entity Conversion by Domestic Business Corporation
$35.00

RO-E911

Notification of change in address by municipality or U.S. Postal Service

No Fee

HO-E911

Notification of change in home office address by municipality or U.S. Postal Service

No Fee

REVIVAL

Application for Certificate of Revival (Domestic Entities Only)

See form for applicable filing fee.

SOP-APPT

Statement of Appointment of Agent for Service of Process for a Nonfiling Domestic Entity or a Nonqualified Foreign Entity

$100.00

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