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Business Trust

A Business Trust is created for the primary purpose of operating or engaging in a business. It must have a business purpose and actually function as a business.

You are always encouraged to consult an attorney to ensure appropriate consideration of all the legal implications of your choice of entity and filing. We stress that this filing website is not intended to substitute nor replace the advice of legal counsel.

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Frequently Asked Questions
    You can register a Business Trust by filing the application for a Business Trust.
    You can renew a Business Trust by renewing online. You will need the entity number and Renewal ID in order to renew online. If you do not have those items, you may contact our office.
    You can cancel/dissolve a Business Trust by writing a letter of cancellation. The cancellation letter will need to include a statement by the owner of the Business Trust that they wish to cancel the Business Trust and it will need to be signed and dated by the owner. You may add whatever else you feel necessary to this letter.
    You can obtain copies/certificates of a Business Trust online by doing a Business Entity Search, then finding the entity you are looking for, then you click on the details of that entity.

    While you are looking at the details of that entity, at the bottom of the screen you have 3 options: Search for Images is the 1st option. You will need to click that button in order to search for any scanned images of that entity. The images will be emailed to an email account.

    While you are in the details page of the business entity, you have the 2nd option of ordering a certificate of existence by clicking on the Purchase Certificate of Existence Button.

    If you don't wish to order the images online, then you will need to order them inhouse which can be done in person, in writing or by fax or email. If you make a written request you may use our order form. Written requests for copies/certificates may take up to 7 business days. You may view more information concerning ordering documents/certificates.
    You can find out who the principals are of a Business Trust online by doing a Business Entity Search, then finding the entity you are looking for, then you click on the details of that entity.

    While you are looking at the details of that entity, at the bottom of the screen you have 3 options: Access Principal Information is the 3rd option. You will need to click that button in order to view the principals of that entity.

    You may also do a Registered Principal Search. If you don't want to view the principals via the website, then you may contact our office for that information.
    You can find out if the name that you want to use for a Business Trust is available by doing a business name availability search.

    You may also contact our office to verify that the name you want to use is available.

    You may also conduct a business entity search to see if there are other business entities that are already registered that may have a name similar to the name that you wish to use.

    Please note that although a name may appear to be available nothing is final until the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code approves the business filing.

    Business Trusts do not have a delinquent status.

    If a Business Trust is expired, you will need to refile a new Business Trust application.

 
Online Services
Renew a Business Trust
Order Copies of a Business Trust
Make Changes to a Business Trust
Purchase a Certificate of Existence for a Business Trust
  Laws
Utah Code -- Title 16 -- Chapter 15 -- Utah Business Trust Registration Act
Forms (may not be handwritten)
Application for Business Trust
Resignation Letter
Cover Letter

Guide Sheets
• There are no guide sheets available for Business Trust

Misc. Information & Websites
What Constitutes "Doing Business" in Utah?
Who Must Register with the Utah Department of Commerce?
Why Register Your Business?
Utah Business Licensing & Registration Guide
How to Start a Business in Utah
Business Name Information
Tips for New Business Registrations
Business Information Website
Service of Process Information
Links to other websites
International Association of Corporation Administrators (IACA)
Workers Compensation Information
Local Business Licensing Offices

 

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