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Fee: $125 I qualify for a veteran/reservist-owned small business fee exemption (see instructions)
Check only one: Business-stock (§ 1306) Management (§ 2703) Benefit (§ 3303)
Business-nonstock (§ 2102) Professional (§ 2903) Cooperative (§ 7102)
Business-statutory close (§ 2303) Insurance (§ 3101)
In compliance with the requirements of the applicable provisions (relating to corporations and unincorporated
associations), the undersigned, desiring to incorporate a corporation for profit, hereby states that:
1. The name of the corporation (corporate designator required, i.e., “corporation,” “incorporated,” “limited,”
“company,” or any abbreviation thereof. “Professional corporation” or “P.C.” permitted for professional
2. Complete part (a) or (b) – not both:
(a) The address of this corporation’s proposed registered office in this Commonwealth is:
(post office box alone is not acceptable)
Number and Street City State Zip County
(b) The name of this corporation’s commercial registered office provider and the county of venue is:
Name of Commercial Registered Office Provider County
3. The corporation is incorporated under the provisions of the Business Corporation Law of 1988.
4. Check and complete one:
The corporation is organized on a nonstock basis.
The corporation is organized on a stock share basis and the aggregate number of shares authorized is:
Return document by mail to:
City State Zip Code
Return document by email to:
5. The name and address, including number and street, if any, of each incorporator (all incorporators must
sign below):
Name Address
6. The specified future effective date, if any: .
month/day/year hour, if any
7. Additional provisions of the articles, if any, attach an 8½ by 11 sheet.
8. Statutory close corporation only: Neither the corporation nor any shareholder shall make an offering of
any of its shares of any class that would constitute a “public offering” within the meaning of the Securities
Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. § 77a et seq.)
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the incorporator(s)
has/have signed these Articles of Incorporation this
day of , .
9. For Cooperative Corporation Only.
Check and complete one:
____ The corporation is a cooperative corporation and the common bond of membership among its
members is: .
____ The corporation is a cooperative corporation and the common bond of membership among its
shareholders is: .
10. Benefit corporations only: This corporation shall have the purpose of creating general public benefit.
Strike out if inapplicable: This corporation shall have the purpose of creating the enumerated specific public
DSCB:15-15-1306/2102/2303/2702/2903/3101/3303/7102 - Instructions
Pennsylvania Department of State
Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
P.O. Box 8722
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8722
(717) 787-1057
Instructions for Completion of Form (Articles of Incorporation-For Profit):
A. Typewritten is preferred. If handwritten, the form shall be legible and completed in black or blue-black ink in order to
permit reproduction. The nonrefundable filing fee for this form is $125 made payable to the Department of State.
Checks must contain a commercially pre-printed name and address.
Filers requesting a veteran/reservist-owned small
business fee exemption should attach proof of the veteran’s or reservist’s status to the Articles of Incorporation form
when submitted. For more information on the fee exemption, see Fees and Payments
Enter the name and mailing address to which any correspondence regarding this filing should be sent. This field must be
completed for the Bureau to return the filing. If the filing is to be returned by email, an email address must be provided. An
email will be sent to address provided, containing a link and instructions on how a copy of the filed document or
correspondence may be downloaded. Any email or mailing addresses provided on this form will become part of the filed
document and therefore public record.
B. Under 15 Pa.C.S. § 135(c) (relating to addresses) an actual street or rural route box number must be used as an address, and the
Department of State is required to refuse to receive or file any document that sets forth only a post office box address.
C. The following, in addition to the filing fee, shall accompany this form:
(1) One copy of a completed form DSCB:15-134A (Docketing Statement).
(2) Any necessary copies of form DSCB:19-17.2 (Consent to Appropriation of Name).
(3) Any necessary governmental approvals.
D. For general instructions relating to the incorporation of business corporations see 19 Pa. Code Ch. 23 (relating to business
corporations generally). These instructions relate to such matters as corporate name, stated purposes, term of existence,
nonstock status, authorized share structure and related authority of the board of directors, par values, inclusion of names of
first directors in the Articles of Incorporation, optional provisions on cumulative voting for election of directors, etc.
E. For required provisions in the Articles of a nonstock corporation, see 15 Pa.C.S. §§ 2102-2103 (relating to formation of
nonstock corporations and contents of articles).
F. For required provisions in the Articles of a statutory close corporation, see 15 Pa.C.S. § 2304 (relating to additional contents of
articles of statutory close corporations).
G. For required provisions in the Articles of a management corporation, see 15 Pa.C.S. § 2703 (relating to additional contents of
articles of management corporations).
H. For restrictions on the stated purposes of professional corporations, see 15 Pa.C.S. § 2903 (relating to formation of
professional corporations).
I. For required provisions on the stated purposes of benefit corporations, see 15 Pa.C.S. § 3311 (relating to corporate purposes).
J. Articles for a nonprofit cooperative corporation should be filed on Form DSCB:15-5306/7102B (Articles of Incorporation
K. One or more corporations or natural persons of full age may incorporate a business corporation.
L. 15 Pa.C.S. § 1307 (relating to advertisement) requires that the incorporators shall advertise their intention to file or the
corporation shall advertise the filing of articles of incorporation. Proofs of publication of such advertising should not be
submitted to, and will not be received by or filed in, the Department, but should be filed with the minutes of the corporation.
M. This form and all accompanying documents shall be mailed to the address stated above.