- A corporate seal is a requirement for some legal documents.Corporate building image by Christopher Dodge from Fotolia.com
A corporate seal, a handheld device that prints a company's name, state of formation and date, is a mandatory requirement for official documents such as leases, deeds and bank documents. As the corporate seal is a tool used by corporations, the requirements for obtaining a corporate seal in Delaware are the same as the incorporation requirements.
- Delaware code requires that a corporation must have a registered agent for the entire lifetime of the corporation, to receive the annual report of the corporation and accept legal documents served to a corporation.
- A corporation must have one director. In Delaware, the director is permitted to hold all or other positions in a corporation, for example, secretary and treasurer.
Authorization to Incorporate Form
- An Authorization to Incorporate form must be filled out and mailed to an incorporator. This form will ask for information such as your corporation's first and second choice for a name, the nature of the corporation, the name of the director and other members and officers and your address. The basic fee for incorporation is $225, which includes the Delaware State filing fee and one year of registered agent services. You will be given the option to purchase a corporate seal for an additional fee of $30.00.