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Application to be Completed to Begin Church Incorporation

The following application should be completed to begin the process of incorporation:

To begin the process of incorporation of your church, ministry, or other organization, please answer all of the following questions by typing legibly in the spaces provided and clicking on the submit button at the bottom of this page. This will be the fastest and most convenient means for you to return your application to us and begin the process. Alternatively, you can return the completed Application to us by one of the following means:

Print then email this completed form to: ivy@ivyscarborough.com

Once you send your Application to us, please call our staff at 1-844-IVYSLAW (toll-free) and tell them your name, number and the time you sent the Application. This will help us make certain we do not miss your Application due to some technical failure.


All prices and filing fees shown are for Tennessee churches. Costs and filing fees may vary in other states.

Basic Plan — $985
plus expenses (filing fees, etc.) $207 [We do not recommend this plan unless you have someone on staff with the experience and diligence to promptly complete the additional steps in the incorporation process as done in the Intermediate Plan.] Read our FAQ for more information.

Intermediate Plan — $1685 Plus expenses (filing fees, etc.) $207 Prices assume Tennessee locale, other states may require addditonal or differing fees. Read our FAQ for more information.

Advanced Plan — Cost is determined by what is requested of us and the time necessary to complete the services. Projected costs can be estimated through a brief phone consultation. There is no charge for this consultation.



* Denotes a required field.
*1. What will be the name of the corporation?
We may need to change this name slightly if another church or ministry has a similar name on file with the Secretary of State. Usually this can be done by using your preferred name and then location. Ex.: First Baptist Church of Nashville Inc.
 
2. The complete street address of the corporation is:
*Street Address
*City
*State
*Zip
*County
*Phone Number
   
*3. The name of the registered agent is:
The registered agent is a reliable member who is likely to be a long-term member. His or her role is solely to accept service of any legal documents on behalf of the church. There is no legal responsibility beyond that. (Some churches want us to serve as their registered agent. If that is of interest to your church please contact us and we can explain how we do this.)  
 
4. The registered agent's address (do not use a post office box)
*Street Address
*City
*State
*Zip
*County
   
5. The name and address of each incorporator is: Incorporators are individuals authorized by the church to begin the incorporation process. They may be trustees-deacons-elders-etc. or simply a special committee - no set number required  
*Incorporator's Name:
*Address
*City
*State
*Zip
Incorporator's Name:
Address
City
State
Zip
Incorporator's Name:
Address
City
State
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Incorporator's Name:
Address
City
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Incorporator's Name:
Address
City
State
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6. Your contact information:
*Your Name
*Address
*City
*State
*Zip
*Home Phone
Work Phone
Cel Phone
Email
   
7. What is the name of your pastor?
Pastor's Email
TO KENTUCKY APPLICANTS ONLY: Please list the names and address of each of the initial board of directors (Minimum of 3. New or additional directors can be elected once the corporation is set up. Street or P.O. Box address required):
Director's Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Director's Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Director's Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Director's Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
 

Once you send your Application to us, please call our staff at 1-844-IVYSLAW (toll-free) and tell them your name, number and the time you sent the Application. This will help us make certain we do not miss your Application due to some technical failure.

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