Certificate of Incorporation
The certificate of incorporation must include the following information:
*In Delaware, the state does not require you to disclose the par value of the stock. Par value is the price at which a company's shares are initially offered for sale.
Delaware does not accept new corporate filings online. You must mail or fax the certificate of incorporation and other filings.
You can view the statutes that govern the certificate of incorporation on the state website.
You must file a Cover Memo with your certificate of incorporation. The memo can be downloaded from the Division of Corporations website.
Delaware is one of 17 states that recognize the statutory close corporation. You create a closed corporation in roughly the same way that you create a regular corporation. The certificate of incorporation identifies the corporation you are creating as a closed or close corporation.
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