The Secretary of State is responsible for the initial creation and certain maintenance filings for all 300,000 domestic Missouri and out-of-state business entities doing business in Missouri.
These business entities include for-profit and nonprofit corporations, specialized business entities such as professional corporations, close corporations, agricultural cooperatives and mutual associations, and limited liability companies, limited partnerships and many others.
The Corporations Division provides the forms and resources necessary for businesses and entrepreneurs to form their entity and maintain good standing status. Please note that the staff of the Secretary of State's office cannot provide legal advice or assist with the completion of forms. It is recommended that all forms be prepared under the guidance of an attorney. The office receives a large volume of filings and other service requests each day which makes it impractical for staff to verify receipt; therefore, please do not call the office to verify receipt of your filing or service request unless you have not received your filed documents or fulfilled service request after seven or more business days.
Annual Registration Report
Online filing saves money and time — file your Registration Report online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
File Registration Report Online and pay the fee with your MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover credit card.
Print Registration Report for Filing and mail with the appropriate fee to the address listed on the form.
File LLC Online
Missouri now offers online registration for limited liability companies.
For a paperless, easy-to-use method for filing articles of organization for your LLC, simply click here and follow the instructions.
You will need a MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card.
If you have questions, contact the Corporations Division at 1-866-223-6535.