How Do I Form A Corporation in Maine?


We make it easy to start your corporation in Maine. 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 Maine Secretary of State
  • Prepare and review the certificate of incorporation
  • Provide an Maine registered agent office and legal address
  • Submit initial corporation filing fee to Maine
  • Notify you of any annual compliance requirements

Here is some basic information for your review.

How do I set up a corporation in Maine?

  1. Select a company name. A corporation must contain one of the following words: Corporation, Corp., Incorporated, Inc., Company, Co., Limited or Ltd.
  2. State the number of shares and par value.
  3. 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 $20 filing fee to reserve a corporation name.

Does Maine require a principal office?

No. Maine does NOT require a principal office.

Does Maine permit a mailing address?


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


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

No. Maine does NOT require that a purpose be listed on the certificate of formation.

Do I need to provide Maine an email address?

No. Maine does NOT require an email address.

Do I need to provide Maine a telephone number?


How much does it cost for a corporation in Maine?

Maine charges an initial filing fee of $145.

Are there any annual renewal fees in Maine?

Yes. Every domestic corporation registered to do business in Maine shall file an annual report due by June 1. The annual report fee is $35.

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

Maine takes about 7-10 business days to setup your corporation and receive your incorporation certificate.

How do I get an EIN number in Maine?

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 Maine 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 Maine website for more detailed information about incorporating. Thank you for your interest in forming a Maine 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.