How to Incorporate in Vermont


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Incorporating in Vermont is relatively easy.  This article should give you resources to understand how the incorporation process works in Vermont, and to use the legal forms from the Vermont Secretary of State to incorporate in Vermont.

Though not required, it is advised that you check your corporate name for availability before filing any applications. This can be done at the Corporation Database Keyword Search. If you find your name is available and you choose to do so, you can submit an Application to Reserve a Name. By submitting this application, your name will be reserved for 120 days. The filing fee of $20, and the application in duplicate can be sent to: Vermont Secretary of State, 26 Terrace Street, Montpelier, VT 05609-1104.

Once your company name is established, you can begin filling out your Articles of Incorporation. The filing fee is $75, and the application needs to be filed in duplicate with a self-addressed envelope. These documents can be sent to the same mailing address as above.

Annual Reports are due within 2 1/2 months of the close of the fiscal year, with fees. To file your report, either online or via mail, visit the Corporation - Annual Report page. Here you will be prompted to choose which way you would like to file.

There are many companies that offer the service of filing these articles on your behalf, such as FileOnline  or LegalZoom.