Hawaii LLC and Hawaii Corporation
Filed with the Hawaii Secretary of State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Business Registration Division
Hawaii Corporation Names
The Hawaii Corporation name must include the word or an abbreviation of a word that indicates that the named entity is a corporation. Examples of a corporate name ending include “Incorporated,” “Corporation, “or “Limited.” The name cannot state or imply that the corporation is formed for a purpose other than what is permitted in the articles of incorporation. Also, the name cannot be the same or deceptively similar to any active domestic or foreign corporation or LLC filed with the state.
Hawaii Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The Hawaii Limited Liability Company (Hawaii LLC) must use the term “Limited Liability Company,” “Limited Liability Law Company,” “LLC,” “LLLC,” “L.L.C.” or L.L.L.C. The name cannot state or imply that the LLC is formed for a purpose other than what is permitted in the articles of organization. Also, the name cannot be the same or deceptively similar to any active domestic or foreign corporation or LLC filed with the state.
A corporation must maintain a registered agent at all times to accept any important service of process from the state. The registered agent must be located and available during regular business hours at a legal address within the state. Hawaii prohibits the use of a P.O. Box as your registered agent’s address.
- Minimum Number – One or more.
- State Residence Requirements – None.
- Age Requirements – Directors must be a natural person at least 19 years of age.
- Directors are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
Officers are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
The number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue must be stated in the Articles. NOTICE: A Hawaii corporation is exempt from registration under Hawaii’s Uniform Securities Act if there are 25 or fewer subscribers.
No records requirements are noted for Hawaii.