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Tribal Business Entity

Tribal business entities are not required by statute to register with the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code. They may do so for registration purposes only.

A Tribal business entity may be a nonprofit or for profit corporation, a limited liability partnership, a limited partnership, or a limited liability company. A tribal entity created by tribal law will be treated the same as a foreign business entity authorized to transact business in the state. You may find more information under those specific business entity types.

"Tribe" means a tribe, band, nation, pueblo, or other organized group or community of Indians, including an Alaska Native village, that is legally recognized as eligible for and is consistent with a special program, service, or entitlement provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

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 Tribal Business Entity by filing the appropriate application from the Forms Section to the right.
    A Tribal Business Entity must renew according to entity type statutes.
    You can amend/merge/convert a Tribal Business Entity by according to entity specific statutes. See the list below for more information:
    If you are filing a non-profit corporation, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a profit corporation, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited partnership, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited liability partnership, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited liablitiy company, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    You can cancel/dissolve a Tribal Business Entity by according to entity specific statutes. See the list below for more information:
    If you are filing a non-profit corporation, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a profit corporation, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited partnership, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited liability partnership, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited liablitiy company, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    You can obtain copies/certificates of a Tribal Business Entity by doing a Business Entity Search, 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 sent 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 do not wish to order the images online, you will need to order them inhouse. This 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 .
    You can find the principals of a Tribal Business Entity by doing a Business Entity Search, 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 if the name you want to use for a Tribal Business Entity 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.

    You can reinstate a expired Tribal Business Entity according to entity specific statutes. See the list below for more information:
    If you are filing a non-profit corporation, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a profit corporation, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited partnership, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited liability partnership, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited liablitiy company, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    You can fix the delinquent/expired status on a Tribal Business Entity according to entity specific statutes. See the list below for more information:
    If you are filing a non-profit corporation, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a profit corporation, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited partnership, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited liability partnership, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.
    If you are filing a limited liablitiy company, you can find more information on that type of business entity here.

Online Services
• There are no online services for this business entity at this time.
  Laws
• Foreign Business Entities and Tribal Law
Forms (may not be handwritten)
Application for Authority to Conduct Affairs for a Tribal Corporation
Application for Authority to Transact Business for a Tribal Limited Liablility Company
Application for Authority to Transact Business for a Tribal Professional Limited Liablility Company
Application for Authority to Transact Business for a Tribal Series Limited Liablility Company
Application for Tribal Limited Partnership
Application for Tribal Limited Liability Partnership
Application for Tribal Limited Liability Limited Partnership
Resignation Letter
Cover Letter

Guide Sheets
• There are no guide sheets available at this time

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
Link to list of Tribal Governments

 

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