Vermont LLC and Vermont Corporation
Filed with the Vermont Secretary of State Corporations Division
Vermont Corporation Names
The Vermont 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,” “Company” 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.
Vermont Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The Vermont Limited Liability Company (Vermont LLC) must use the term “Limited Liability Company”, “LLC” or “L.L.C.” The word “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” And the word “Company” as “Co.” 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. Vermont prohibits the use of a P.O. Box as your registered agent’s address.
- Minimum Number – Not less than three, unless there are only one or two shareholders of record; then the number of directors may be less than three but not less than the number of shareholders.
- State Residence Requirements – None.
- Age Requirements – None.
- Directors are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
Officers are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
An increase in shares or par value does not affect initial filing fees.
The articles of incorporation, bylaws, resolutions, minutes, all written communications to shareholders within the past three years, a list of names and business addresses of its current directors and officers, and the company’s most recent annual report must be kept at the corporation’s principal office.
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