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Index of State of Delaware Business Licenses and Registrations

Corporations – Legal Entity Formation

For business entities that wish to have certain legal protections. Please consult with an attorney or other professional for legal advice.

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Department: State

Division: Corporations


To remain in “good standing” entities must stay current with their annual corporation tax.


Various, depending on entity type and size. Please see for more information.

Application Form

Renewal Form

Applicable Laws
Other Delaware tax information:
(other taxes only apply to net income derived from business activities carried on and property located within the State during the income year)


Division of Corporations can be contacted by email at and by phone at 302-739-3073.


This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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