Business Registration (BREG)
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The Business Registration Division is a division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, a Government agency of the State of Hawaii. The Business Registration Branch maintains the business registry for all corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited liability limited partnerships conducting business activities in the State. In addition, the registry contains trade names, trademarks, service marks and publicity name rights.Overview/Services
We also run several Business Action Centers that offer in-person assistance with starting a business in Hawaii.
Business Action Center (BAC)
The Business Registration Division also oversees state regulation of securities .
NEWS RELEASE: State Business Registration Division Wins IACA Merit Award for “AlertMe” ServicePosted on June 10, 2015
NEWS RELEASE: DCCA Names Ty Nohara as Hawaii Commissioner of Securities and Head of the Department’s Business Registration DivisionPosted on April 2, 2015
NEWS RELEASE: BBB AND BREG ALERT PUBLIC TO BE WARY OF CONFUSING SOLICITATION BY “ANNUAL BUSINESS SERVICES”Posted on February 26, 2015
News Release: State Launches Business Monitoring WebsitePosted on December 17, 2014
News Release: State Announces New Online Filing System for CompaniesPosted on December 15, 2014Read More Entries from News Releases
For those considering Hawaii as their legal business domicile, we offer the following benefits:
Single Agency Jurisdiction
In Hawaii, all business registrations are filed with the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division. No county filings are necessary.
Hawaii has streamlined its business registration forms. They are simple to fill out and only require enough information to fulfill Hawaii’s statutory filing requirements.
Hawaii’s filing and review process matches up well with any of the leading business registration states like Delaware and Florida. Normal filings can be accomplished in only 3 to 5 working days. Expedited filings can be done in 1 to 3 working days.
Straightforward Filing Fees
Hawaii has a very straightforward filing fee schedule for business registrations. Except for financial institutions, Hawaii assesses no business franchise taxes or charter taxes.
To see all the filings, searches and purchasing that you can do online, click here .
For downloadable registration forms and fee information in PDF format, click here .