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Forming a Corporation in Maine

Maine State Corp Filing

Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. So, in most cases no two states are the same. Due to that, you must be familiar with the set of rules present when dealing with Maine State Corp Filing. If your state of choice corporation is Maine, DOT Operating Authority can help you with all the details. There are many steps in the process. From what comes from our part, we will research the availability of your company name. Also, our company can help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Maine Secretary State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents. Also, we can help you with written consents and annual report preparation and filing.

Maine Corporate Name Requirements

In order to be a successful corporation in Maine, your name cannot be confused with any existing, reserved, or registered corporate names. All in all, DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your Maine State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of Maine requirements.

Permitted Designations: There are several approved designations that corporate names can be followed by, which include:

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

Restricted Designations: There are certain words and phrases that cannot be in corporate names. These are considered “restricted” in Maine and require special approval. They include:

  • Banc
  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Banque
  • Insurance
  • Savings
  • Trust

Maine State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: Maine requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State. Therefore, by trusting us to form your corporation for you, we will file all mandatory documents for you.

Processing Time: On Average, it takes between 10-20 business days. In addition, you can get expedite filling which requires an additional fee. With expedited fillings, the processing time takes 2-3 business days.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are not mandatory.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have a president and a treasurer.  However, it is not mandatory to have directors.

Annual Reports

All Maine Corporations must file an annual report with the Maine Secretary of State on or before June 1.

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