INSTRUCTIONS: DE STATEMENT OF PARTNERSHIP EXISTENCE
The completion of this form is the first step in forming a partnership in the state of Delaware.
“DE Statement of Partnership Existence Step 1”
Provide the name of the partnership in the first section of this form. If you want to reserve the partnership’s name, you can reserve a name before filing this form. The fee is $75.00.
“DE Statement of Partnership Existence Step 2”
Provide the address and name of the registered agent in the state of Delaware. The partnership can recruit an individual or business entity as a registered agent. The individual must have residency in Delaware, and the business entity needs authorization under the Secretary of State.
“DE Statement of Partnership Existence Step 3”
All authorized partners need to sign and date this form. Partners are asked to print their name below their signatures.
“DE Statement of Partnership Existence Step 4”
The filing fee for this form is $200.00, and expedited services will cost more. Make checks payable to the Delaware Secretary of State. You also need to provide a cover letter while submitting this form.
“DE Statement of Partnership Existence Step 5”
Send the form to the following address:
Division of Corporations
John G. Townsend Building
401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
“DE Statement of Partnership Existence Step 6”
After filing this form, the partnership needs to obtain a Federal Identification Number. Complete Form SS-4 in order to obtain the number.
“DE Statement of Partnership Existence Step 7”
If the partnership will have employees, they need to register with the Delaware Department of Labor with Form UC-1. After registering with the Department of Labor, the partnership also needs to register with the Division of Revenue under the Department of Finance. The partnership can register online or complete the CRA form.
“DE Statement of Partnership Existence Step 8”
After registering with the Division of Revenue, the partnership must get a business license and meet local license and zoning requirements. The partnership will then have to contact a large number of state agencies. For more information on the process after filing the Statement of Partnership Existence, click on the following link: https://revenue.delaware.gov/services/Business_Tax/Step2_old.shtml