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How to Reserve Name in Iowa LLC

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Iowa LLC Name reservation

Are you a business owner looking for Iowa LLC Name reservation? With the ever-changing nature of business, sometimes it’s important to Reserve Name your LLC to ensure the most accurate records are kept.

There are various ways to do this based on your state.
This guide will walk you through the steps to correctly do this for yourself in Iowa:

Fill out

This form is available here for download. Once downloaded, fill it out like so:

To file for name reservation, follow the steps below:
1. Check Iowa Revised Uniform LimitedLiability Company Act
2. Reserved name
3. Name and address of the applicant
4. Signature, title, name and address of authorized personnel
5. Effectiveness of Filing: Filing date/future date (back-dating is not allowed)

There's multiple ways to submit this form - online, by mail, via fax, in-person.

Submit it online

To file for a name reservation in Iowa online, follow the steps below:
1. Go to the Iowa Secretary of State's website: Navigate to the Iowa Secretary of State's Business Entities webpage.
2. Login: If you have an existing account, use your username and password. If you don't have an account, you'll need to create one before you can file online.
3. Select "Name Reservation"
4. Choose a name: Enter the name you want to reserve for your LLC in the "Proposed Name" field. Make sure the name complies with Iowa's LLC naming requirements.
5. Pay the filing fee: The filing fee for a name reservation in Iowa is $10. You can pay this fee by credit card.
6. Submit the request: Once you've completed the form and paid the fee, submit the request. The Iowa Secretary of State's office will review your request and, if approved, reserve the name for your LLC for 120 days.

Submit it by mail

To file for a name reservation in Iowa by mail, follow the steps below:
1. Download and fill out the form
2. Include the $10 filing fee with your application. You can pay by check or money order made payable to the "Secretary of State."
3. Mail the completed application form and the filing fee to:
Office of the Secretary of State
Business Services Division
Lucas Building, 1st Floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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