Utah Corporation Formation

Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Utah incorporation.

Cost to incorporate in Utah

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the state fees to form a Utah corporation. View our pricing to incorporate as a C corporation or S corporation to plainly see:

  • BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
  • State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Utah with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation.

Corporate name

The name must contain either the word or an abbreviation of "Corporation," "Incorporated" or "Company," or words or abbreviations with the same meaning in another language. It must be distinguishable from the name of any domestic corporation, authorized foreign corporation, domestic or foreign limited liability company or partnership, or reserved or registered name in the State of Utah. Use of the words "Bank," "College," "Institute" and "University" requires additional state department approvals.

Director information

The following are Utah’s requirements for directors of corporations:

  • Minimum number. Typically, corporations must have at least three directors. A corporation's board of directors may consist of one or more individuals before any shares are issued. After shares are issued and for as long as a corporation has fewer than three shareholders, its board of directors may consist of a number of individuals equal to or greater than the number of those shareholders.
  • Residence requirements. Utah does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
  • Age requirements. Utah does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation. Director names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation

The document required to form a corporation in Utah is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Utah's requirements include:

  • Officers. Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
  • Stock. Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Articles of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value does not affect initial filing fees.
  • Registered agent. Corporations must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Utah. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.

Professional services businesses

Utah allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC).

Additional Utah information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Utah:

State Guides

The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.

Guide to Incorporation

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