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HAWAII SECRETARY OF STATE, CORPORATIONS AND LLC'S
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Register a New Business Online
Start a Business
Business Express is the quick and easy way to start
a business in the state of Hawai`i. One simple
interface covers all the forms with all the state
agencies and partners. Easy to read instructions and
context sensitive help make creating a business with
Business Express safe, fast, and efficient.
In order to use HBE you need to create a free
account first. Having an account costs you nothing
and will allow you to save you filings before you
pay, keep your filing history and leverage more
Create an Account and
File with Step by Step Instructions
Don't know how to start and don't have a Hawai`i
Taxpayer ID? You
should use the Wizard,
which leads you step by step through the process.
Using the Wizard will file with the Dept. of
Taxation (to get your Taxpayer ID), with the
Business Registrations Division of the DCCA, and if
you have or will have employees, the Wizard will
also file with the Dept. of Labor and Industrial
how the Wizard automates the business registration
Try the Multi-Agency
Go Directly to Forms
Already have a Hawai`i Taxpayer ID, or just want to
file a specific form with the Business Registrations
division of the DCCA? Want to file only the BB-1
Basic Business Application (Hawai`i Taxpayer ID)
with the Department of Taxation?
You should use QuickFile.
With QuickFile, you choose the form to file with the
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Who We Are
PDF Forms, Fees and Information
Business Registration Division is a division ofDepartment of Commerce
and Consumer Affairs, a Government agency of the State of Hawaii.
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 theState.
In addition, the registry contains trade names, trademarks,
service marks and publicity name rights.
We also run several Business
in-person assistance with starting a business in Hawaii
Business Action Center (BAC)
1130 North Nimitz Highway
Second Level, Suite A-220
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 586-2545
Fax: (808) 586-2544
are also located in Maui and Hilo.
The Business Registration
Division also oversees state regulation of securities.
For those considering Hawaii as
their legal business domicile, we offer
the following benefits:
Single Agency Jurisdiction
all business registrations are filed with the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce
and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division. No
county filings are necessary.
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
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
For downloadable registration forms and fee information in
PDF format, click