How to Incorporate in New Jersey

Incorporate a Business in New Jersey - Filing Incorporation in New Jersey

To incorporate in New Jersey, you must submit Articles of Incorporation. This article provides details on what to include in the Articles of Incorporation, the amount of the incorporation fee, and where to send the incorporation documents and fee.

Information necessary to prepare Articles of Incorporation

Articles of incorporation for-profit corporations in New Jersey must contain the following information:

The name of the corporation.

Information about shares of stock (Optional) The number of shares of Capital Stock which the Corporation has the authority to issue.

The name, street address, and contact information of the Registered Agent and the Registered Office. A Registered Agent is the person responsible for sending and receiving corporate documents and correspondence, on behalf of the corporation.

The name and complete address (including city, state, and zip code) of each incorporator of the corporation. The incorporator is the individual who is filing the Articles of Incorporation and any other official documents required by the state (his/her duties are completed once the corporation is incorporated).

Additional Business Information Needed

Incorporation Process

To incorporate a business in New Jersey, you must complete two steps.

First, register your corporation online, using the online business registration page, then register for tax purposes. If you choose not to register online, you can use the information in the Business Registration Packet

Registering your corporation online

To register your business and receive a certification of formation, you will be asked for:

  • Type of business (designate "NJ domestic profit corporation")
  • Name of business (check on name restrictions)
  • Designator (corporation)
  • Employer ID Number
  • Purpose of business
  • NAICS number
  • Duration (leave blank if perpetual)
  • Stock
  • Registered Agent information
  • Main business address
  • Board of directors - names and addresses
  • Incorporators - names and addresses
  • You can also add optional articles or provisions

Incorporation Fees

New Jersey Articles of Incorporation Fee: $125.

Contact Information for the New Jersey Business Action Center

Address: NJ Division of Revenue, Corporate Filing Unit, PO Box 308, Trenton, NJ 08646
Information Line Phone: 609.292.9292 or 866-534-7789

For more information on incorporation in New Jersey, and other corporate actions (change of address, dissolution, etc.), see the New Jersey Business Action Center website.

Disclaimer. The information in this article is not intended to be, nor should it be relied upon, as legal advice. The author makes no claims about the completeness or accuracy of this information; states change regulations. fees, and names of documents and this article may not have the most up to date information regarding incorporation in a specific state. Your situation may be more complex and require additional information for your state.

Some states have several incorporation forms, depending upon the type of corporation. Be sure to read carefully both in this information and on your state's website, to determine the best corporation form for your business.

Before you submit incorporation documents or fees to your state, check your state's Secretary of State (business division) website or consult with your legal advisor.