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What is a Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware?

Delaware is known for offering pro-corporation laws and tax structures. If you want to incorporate your business in Delaware, filing a Certificate of Incorporation is the first step. Whether you want to form an S Corp, C Corp or nonprofit, you'll create a solid foundation for your business. Create your Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware today. 

This Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware outlines the basic structure of your corporation, and helps you begin the process for filing for your incorporation. Once your incorporation is official, you'll benefit from limited personal liability for business debts, you'll look more professional to potential partners and clients, and it will be easier to pass your business on to the next generation, sell it, or bring in new investors. 

To complete your Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware, you'll need certain information about your new corporation, like the name, nature of the business, agent for service, length of time for which the corporation is being established, details of stock issuance, and corporate location and corporate officers.

When to use a Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware:

  • You wish to incorporate a business that will conduct business in Delaware.
  • You are an out-of-state business looking to take advantage of Delaware's favorable legal and tax structures and wish to incorporate in the state of Delaware.

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The undersigned person(s), acting as incorporator(s) of a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware, hereby adopt(s) the following Certificate of Incorporation:






The name of this corporation is .






The mailing address of the corporation's initial principal office is:








The total number of shares which the corporation shall have authority to issue is shares






The street address of the corporation's initial registered office and the name of its initial registered agent at such address is:









The purpose of the corporation is to engage in any lawful activity permitted by the laws of this state.






The names and residence addresses of the persons constituting the initial board of directors are:




After the initial board of directors, the board shall consist of such number of directors as shall be determined by the shareholders from time to time at each annual meeting at which directors are to be elected.


Any director or officer who is involved in litigation or other proceeding by reason of his or her position as a director or officer of this corporation shall be indemnified and held harmless by the corporation to the fullest extent permitted by law.






Corporate Seal. The corporation shall have




I certify that I have read the above Certificate of Incorporation and that it is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.





, Incorporator



State of , County of , ss:

District of Columbia, ss:

Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me this _____ day of __________________, _____.

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me, by means of ☐ physical presence or ☐ online notarization, this _____ day of ____________________, ______ by _________________________, who is personally known to me or who has produced ________________________________ as identification.

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