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Fees & Payment

The following policies apply when paying for corporate and UCC services rendered by the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations:

  • Effective for filings received on or after September 9, 2013, the fees of the Bureau are nonrefundable.  The nonrefundable policy applies to both accepted and rejected filings.
  • Customers may pay by check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Cash or credit cards are not accepted.
  • Checks may not be more than six months old.
  • Checks must be commercially pre-printed with the name and address of the account holder.   
  • Please make sure that checks are signed.
  • Effective January 6, 2014, credit card payments will be accepted for expedited services only, when paying at the Bureau's counter.     

Fee Schedule

Domestic Corporation/Association (Profit and Non-Profit)

Articles of Incorporation or like instrument incorporating a corporation or association $125
Articles of Conversion $70
Each ancillary transaction $70
Articles of Merger, Consolidation or Division $150
Additional fee for each association that is a party to a merger or consolidation $40
Additional fee for each association resulting from a division $125
Annual Report - Benefit corporation $70
Annual Report - Non-profit corporation no fee


Foreign Corporation (Profit and Non-Profit)

Certificates of Authority or like qualifications to do business $250
Amended Certificate of Authority or like change in qualification to do business $250
Domestication $125
Each ancillary transaction $70
Statement of Merger or Consolidation $150
Additional fee for each association that is a party to a merger or consolidation $40


Fictitious Name

Registration $70
Each ancillary transaction $70


Trademark

Registration $50
Renewal/Cancellation $50
Assignment $50


Insignia, Marked Articles and Like Matters

Registration $50
Amendment $50


Domestic Limited Partnership

Registration $125
Each ancillary transaction $70
Certificate of Merger, Consolidation or Division $150
Additional fee for each association that is a party to a merger or consolidation $40
Additional fee for each new association resulting from a division $125


Foreign Limited Partnership

Registration $250
Amended registration $250
Domestication $125
Each ancillary transaction $70


Domestic Limited Liability Partnership

Registration $125
Each ancillary transaction $70
Annual registration at least $340


Domestic Limited Liability Company

Certificate of Organization $125
Each ancillary transaction $70
Certificate of Merger, Consolidation or Division $150
Additional fee for each association that is a party to a merger or consolidation $40
Additional fee for each new association resulting from a division $125
Annual Registration (restricted professional companies only) at least $500


Foreign Limited Liability Partnership/Limited Liability Company

Registration $250
Amended Registration $250
Domestication of Foreign Limited Liability Company $125
Each ancillary transaction $70
Annual Registration (Partnership) at least $340
Annual Registration (Company) at least $500


Municipal and other Authorities

Articles of Incorporation $125
Articles of Merger $150
Each ancillary transaction (includes Articles of dissolution) $70


Miscellaneous Association filings

Surety Bonds $70
Home Rule Charter/Optional Plan $70
Land Bank formation $125
Land Bank ancillary filing $70


Certification Fees

Record searches listing the entity number, name, address, and file date (these may also indicate a no record) $15
Subsistence certificates evidencing status $40
Plain copies $15 plus $3 per page
Certified copies $55 plus $3 per page
Engrossed certificates bearing the Secretary's seal (non-existence certificates and great seals) $70
Printouts of the computer screen are available in the reception room $3 per page
All microfilm records are available for public inspection and copying in the bureau reception room $3 per page


Uniform Commercial Code

Financing Statement $84
Financing Statement Amendment $84
Correction Statement $84
Attached pages to UCC-1 or UCC-3 filings NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE
UCC-11 Information Request $12
UCC-11 Copy Request $12 + $3 per page of copies; and $28 if certification is requested


Expedited Services

Expedited service fees are in addition to the statutory fees associated with the type of document submitted or service sought.  Expedited service fees are as follows:

1 hour service (received before 4:00 p.m.) $1,000
3 hour service (received before 2:00 p.m.) $300
Same-day service (received before 10:00 a.m.) $100

Expedited service fees may be paid by credit card, check, money order or customer deposit account, when these accounts are already established.  Cash payment will not be accepted.  All fees are nonrefundable.

The above expedited services will be effective on January 6, 2014.  


Other Fees

Change of Registered Office $70
Change of Registered Office by Agent $5
Duplicate certificates are available $70
Name Reservation/Registration $70
Name Availability (3 names) $15
FAX
 
$3 per page
(outgoing fax)
Business List $ .25 per name
Service of Process, Each Defendant Named or Served $70

 

* If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau at (717) 787-1057.



Modified Date: 01/09/2014 11:08 AM