Incorporation in Connecticut is handled by the Commercial Recording Division of the Connecticut Secretary of State. This agency is responsible for all forms, filings, and record keeping. In Connecticut, the Secretary of State Office also handles liens under the Uniform Commercial Code Statutes through the Research and Response Unit. Corporate filings of record are maintained in a searchable database for the public. The types of business structures available are For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability Partnerships. Professional Corporations, as defined in Connecticut, are those that render services under a single, state-licensed activity.
Foreign and Domestic Corporations
A foreign corporation is a corporation registered in another State that does business in Connecticut. Registration is required and the Secretary of State will issue a Certificate of Authority. This will also generate the proper documentation to verify legal existence in Connecticut.
Domestic corporations are those formed under Connecticut law in the State itself. While there is no residency requirement for directors or officers of Connecticut corporations, a registered agent (who can also be a corporate officer) must have a physical address in Connecticut along with regular business hours. They have to be available to take phone calls and respond to legal matters. Hiring a Registered Agent will protect your privacy and meet the requirements of incorporation in Connecticut.
Corporations in Connecticut must have at least one incorporator who is at least 18 years old. Directors names and officers do not have to appear on the original filing. Corporations can be formed for any legal purpose and the purpose also does not have to appear on the incorporation documents.
The original filing does require a listing of the type and number of shares of stock. Information about officers, stockholders, minutes of required meetings, and annual reports have to be maintained at the corporate offices. Other records required at the principle place of business include a copy of the articles of incorporation along with any amendments. The first annual report is due into the Secretary of State within 30 days of the first organizational meeting.
Forming a corporation online
Incorporation in Connecticut can be handled remotely through our services. We offer complete packages that allow you to start your corporation or LLC without missing key steps or documents. This lets you focus on managing your business instead of getting stuck in state-mandated paperwork. We are able to perform a name search, reserve a name, and file incorporation documents on your behalf.
CorpNet is available to help you start a corporation in Connecticut and one-year Registered Agent Services is standard in our packages. We also include unlimited customer support.