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State Corporation Commission

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has regulatory authority over utilities, insurance, state-chartered financial institutions, securities, retail franchising and railroads.

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If your business will be operating as a corporation or limited liability company or other business entity type recognized under Virginia corporate law, you must apply for such legal structure with the SCC. The first step is to determine whether the name for your business is distinguishable upon the records of the Commission from the names of all active business entities, except general partnerships, and from names that have been designated, registered, or reserved for use by other persons.

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For additional help regarding this service, please contact State Corporation Commission.