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How to Reserve Name in Ohio LLC

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Ohio LLC Name Reservation / Transfer / Cancellation

Are you a business owner looking for Ohio LLC Name Reservation / Transfer / Cancellation? 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 Ohio:

Fill out FORM 534B

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

To apply for name reservation, follow the instructions below:
1. Name of submitter
2. Return address
3. Email and phone number of the submitter
4. Select an expedited option, if needed
5. Check the first box "Original Name Reservation"
6. Name Choices
7. Applicant's information
8. Digital/Wet signature of an authorized person
9. Printed or typed name of the authorized person

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

Submit it online

To file for name reservation online, follow the instruction below:
1. Login at https://bsportal.ohiosos.gov/Login.aspx
2. Select "FILE A NEW BUSINESS OR REGISTER A NAME" under business filings
3. Select "NAME RESERVATION" and pick an expedited option
4. Complete the form; https://www.ohiosos.gov/globalassets/business/forms/534b.pdf
5. Upload and attach the completed form
6. Add to cart and checkout

Submit it by mail

To file for name reservation by mail, follow the instruction below:
1. Print and complete the form
2. Include a $39 check payable to "Secretary of State"
3. Mail the document and check to
P.O. Box 788
Columbus, OH 43216

If expedited, mail to
P.O. Box 1390
Columbus, OH 43216


  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 Ohio LLC
  2. Change Registered Address for your Ohio LLC
  3. How to maintain your Ohio LLC

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