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LLC, Business License, Incorporation

With the smallest population in the United States, Wyoming still services both large and small businesses. Wyoming's major industries include mineral extraction and tourism. Regardless of your industry, we can help you take advantage of Wyoming's business services.

Forming a corporation in Wyoming

Each state has its own set of rules for businesses seeking to form a corporation there. If you've decided to incorporate in Wyoming, The Company Corporation will take care of all the details. We'll research the availability of your company name and help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing.

Here are some helpful facts about Wyoming's incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Wyoming requires corporations to have names that can't be confused with any entity name, reserved name, fictitious name or trademark name. When you incorporate with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Wyoming's standards.

Permitted designations: Wyoming corporate names may be followed by several approved designations, including:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Restricted designations: The use of certain words and phrases in corporate names is considered "restricted" in Wyoming, meaning they require special approval by the state. These include:

  • Bank
  • College
  • School
  • Trust
  • University

Filing Requirements

Remember, when you work with The Company Corporation, we'll take care of your incorporation filing for you. This information is presented only for your reference.

Required documents: The state of Wyoming requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation as well as a Consent to Appointment by Registered Agent, Notice of Entity Elections and Communication Contact Person.

Turnaround time: In general, turnaround time for incorporating a business in Wyoming is 10-15 days.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Corporations are required to have one or more directors.

Director Qualifications: The articles of incorporation or bylaws may prescribe qualifications for directors.

Appearance in articles: Not required. Directors' names and addresses do not have to appear in the Articles of Incorporation.

Written consent: Permitted. Directors may act in writing in lieu of holding a meeting.

Principal office location

Wyoming permits a corporation's principal office to be located outside of the state.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Corporations in Wyoming must file annual reports to the Secretary of State annually by the first day of the month that marks the anniversary of incorporation.

Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is between 7 and 10 business days.

Signatures: Only company officers are authorized to sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are not accepted.

Filing extensions: Extensions are not permitted.

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