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General Partnership

A General Partnership is composed of two or more persons who agree to contribute money, labor, and/or skill to a business. Each partner shares the profits, losses, and management of the business, and each partner is personally and equally liable for debts of the partnership. Formal terms of the partnership are usually contained in a written partnership agreement.

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
    At this time a General Partnership can only be filed by paper form. You can submit the Application in person, via the mail, fax, or email. This process can take up to 7 business days before it is processed.
    You can renew a General Partnership by renewing online. You will need to have 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 make changes to or update a General Partnership online. The changes that you make here will be updated within 1 business day. You will need your Applicant ID and entity number.
    If you do not have those items, you may contact our office. You may also obtain the Applicant ID on the website, you will just need to provide a valid email address.
    You can not amend or merge a General Partnership, however, you can amend or merge the business entity that owns the General Partnership.

    If you wish to convert the General Partnership to another entity type, you may use the Statement of Conversion and file that along with the application or articles/certificate for the new entity type.
    You can obtain copies/certificates of a General Partnership 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 certificates/documents.
    You can find out who the principals are of a General Partnership 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 you want to use for a General Partnership 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.

    General Partnerships do not have a delinquent status.

    If a General Partnership is expired, you will need to refile a new General Partnership Application.

Online Services
Order Copies for a General Partnership
Purchase a Certificate of Existence for a General Partnership
  Laws
Title 48-1d -- Utah Uniform Partnership Act
Forms (may not be handwritten)
General Partnership Application
Cancel a General Partnership
Transfer Ownership of a General Partnership
Registration Information Change Form
Articles/Statement of Conversion
Articles/Statement of Correction
Resignation Letter
Cover Letter

Guide Sheets
General Partnership Application Instructions
How to Cancel a General Partnership
How To Prepare a Letter of Transfer for a General Partnership

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
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