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 Wyoming incorporation.
Cost to incorporate in Wyoming
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the state fees to form a Wyoming corporation. View our pricing to incorporate as a C corporation or S corporation to plainly see:
Incorporate in Wyoming Incorporation Options
- 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 Wyoming 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.
Wyoming corporations are not required to use corporate name endings, such as the word "Incorporated" or the abbreviation "Inc." The corporate name may not contain language implying a different purpose from the purpose or purposes in the Articles of Incorporation. The name shall not be the same as or similar to the name of any domestic or foreign for-profit or nonprofit corporation, trade name, trademark or service mark registered in this state, limited liability company, statutory trust company, limited partnership or other business entity. Use of the word "Trust" is restricted. Use of the words "Academy," "Education," "University" and "School" requires approval by the Department of Education.
The following are Wyoming’s requirements for directors of corporations
- Minimum number. Corporations must have one or more directors.
- Residence requirements. Wyoming does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
- Age requirements. Wyoming does not have age requirements.
- Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation. Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation
The document required to form a corporation in Wyoming is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Wyoming's requirements include:
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- 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 Wyoming. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professional services businesses
Wyoming allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC).
Additional Wyoming information
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