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How to Reserve Name in North Carolina LLC

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North Carolina LLC Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name

Are you a business owner looking for North Carolina LLC Application to Reserve a Business Entity Name? 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 North Carolina:

Fill out BE-03

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

1) List the LLC name to be reserved
2) Enter the manager's name
3) Enter the manager's complete address
4) Enter the filing date
5) Enter th filer's name, signature, and capacity

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

Submit it online

1) Go to the Secretary of State's website: https://www.sosnc.gov/online_services/business_registration/flow_upload_a_filing
2) Filing type is Name Reservation
3) Enter the entity name to be reserved
4) Select No under "Has the entity been created in another state or country, unless otherwise stated
5) Entity type is Limited Liability Company
6) Document type is Appliaction to Reserve a Corporate Name
7) Choose an expedite service option
8) Leave Customer Reference Number blank
9) Enter return email address
10) Submit and pay

Submit it by mail

1) Print and sign the form
2) Payment may be made by check payable to Secretary of State
3) Mail the documents to:
P. O. BOX 29622
RALEIGH, NC 27626-0622


  1. Prepare by choosing a Name and Registered Agent
  2. File Certificate of Formation with the State of Texas
  3. Apply for an EIN with the IRS
  4. Obtain an Operating Agreement
  5. Handle Ongoing Texas Compliance and Maintenance
  1. Change Entity Name for your North Carolina LLC
  2. Change Registered Address for your North Carolina LLC
  3. How to maintain your North Carolina LLC

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