How Do I Form A Corporation in Colorado?

colorado STATE MOTTO:
"Nothing without Providence"

We make it easy to start your corporation in Colorado. DBI Global Filings will handle all aspects of forming your corporation. Here is what we do for you:

  • Check your company name for availability with the Colorado Secretary of State
  • Prepare and review name reservation certificate
  • Prepare and review the certificate of formation
  • Provide an Colorado registered agent office and legal address
  • Submit initial corporation filing fee to Colorado
  • Notify you of any annual compliance requirements

Here is some basic information for your review.

How do I set up a corporation in Colorado?

  1. Select a company name. The name of the corporation must contain the words or abbreviation of one of the following: Corporation, Corp., Incorporated, Inc., Company, Co., Limited, or Ltd.  
  2. List a Principal Office: Include street number, street name, city, state and zip code. PO Boxes are NOT permitted.
  3. Mailing Address: Include street number, street name, city, state and zip code. A PO Box IS acceptable.
  4. You can also have other provisions named.

Can I reserve a corporation name in advance of formation?

Yes. A name may be reserved for a period of 120 days. There is a $25 filing fee to reserve a corporation name.

Does Colorado require a principal office?

Yes. Colorado requires a principal office. The office must be a physical address. PO boxes can be listed after physical addresses.

Does Colorado need a duration listed on the certificate of formation?

No. Listing a duration is optional.

Do I need to list a corporation purpose on the certificate of formation?

No. Colorado does NOT require that a purpose be listed on the certificate.

Do I need to provide Colorado an email address?

No. Colorado does NOT require an email address.

How much does it cost for a corporation in Colorado?

Colorado charges an initial filing fee of $50.

Are there any annual renewal fees in Colorado?

Yes. The periodic annual report is due during the three month period beginning on the first day of the anniversary month of the month when the corporation was formed. The annual report fee is $10.

How long does it take to get a corporation in Colorado?

Colorado takes about 2-3 business days to setup your corporation and receive your certificate.

How do I get an EIN number in Colorado?

Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) are issued by the Internal Revenue Service. States do not issue EIN numbers.

What does DBI Global Filings do? How much do you charge?

Upon receiving your order, we prepare the articles of formation, ensure that the information complies with Colorado state law, and review the filing for accuracy. We charge a one-time processing fee and an annual registered agent fee. Our processing fees are listed on our order form.

Information about other states is available by selecting a state from the menu below. Visit Colorado website for more detailed information about incorporating. Thank you for your interest in forming an Colorado corporation.


Our Incorporation Specialists are available by telephone, email or live chat.

Why order a corporation from DBI Global Filings, LLC?

  • Easy to order online, by phone or live chat
  • Transparent pricing -- our processing fee plus state fees -- no hidden fees
  • Experienced document retrieval staff
  • Same business day processing in most cases
  • Email and/or hard copy delivery
  • All major credit cards, Western Union and bank wires accepted
  • In business since 1986
  • Lifetime customer support

Start Your Business Today for Only $50 Plus State Filing Fees.