Utah Business Name Search
Before searching the Utah Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities within the Utah business name database. We suggest coming with a few name ideas in-mind incase any are unavailable, you can also download the full Utah entity name guidelines here (click here to download)
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Contacting the local Secretary of State (SOS) office via Phone or Email is free and is the most reliable way to check your business name availability.
To get started, visit the website of the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code. You can perform an entity and business name search for free there.
Just enter a keyword or a phrase to get a list of all the registered entries already in the database. You can do a business name or an executive name search.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can register your business name via the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code website.
– You will need to create a corporate profile on the platform for the purpose of submitting all the required registration documents.
– The platform also makes it possible to register a “doing business as” DBA name upon necessity.
– If you need to, you can also reserve a business name for a period of up to 120 days.
To register your business name, you’ll need to prepare and file the following documents:
– A completed business name registration form.
– A document proving you’ve paid the 22-dollar registration fee (if you opt for business name reservation, the feel will also be 22 dollars).
– A document that you’ve paid the 77-dollar LLC registration fee (the fee will be different if you’re setting up another type of corporate entity).
– Employer identification number (EIN).
– Tax forms.
– A business banking and credit account.
The business name registration in Utah is valid for a period of one year. To renew the documents, you will have to pay a fee of 20 dollars.
It is in your best interest to choose a business name that’s distinctive from the incorporated entities already on record in Utah.
As per the state’s official business naming guidelines, your name will have to be distinguishable for the registration forms to be approved. Distinguishable names are defined by at least one different keyword, a different order of the keywords or creative spelling. Difference of context and meaning could also be used in some instances to establish the distinctiveness of a business name.
An example of the final condition would be Capital Builders and Capitol Builders. These two names are considered distinctive enough in Utah to both be registered successfully.
Seek a variation of the title you wanted if the one you’re interested in is already registered.
If you’re still unable to find a business name that suits you, try using our business name generator to get unique name ideas (click here to find our business name generator).
Registering your business Domain/website
Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to check if the domain name is available for your business. The last thing you want is to register your business name and find out another competitor or company already has a website with your name! Use our domain check below to instantly check availability.
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