All active duty military in Missouri, including those in the Missouri National guard, may now create new businesses without paying a filing fee with the Office of the Secretary of State.
The following fees for new business filings will be waived:
|New Business/ Filing||Fee Waived||Military Member Must be:|
|LLC||Articles of Organization||an organizer listed as a member in the operating agreement|
|Corporation||Articles of Incorporation||a majority shareholder, officer or director|
|Nonprofit||Articles of Incorporation||an officer or director|
|LLP||Certificate||a general partner|
|Fictitious Name Registration||an owner of any interest or part of the business|
|Name Reservation||an officer or director|
|Rural Electric Co-op||Articles of Incorporation||a member|
|Health Services Corp.||Declaration||a majority shareholder, officer or director|
|Cooperative Assoc.||Articles of Incorporation||a signer of articles of association|
To qualify, all active military personnel must reside in Missouri and show proof of active service to the Office of the Secretary of State, such as a copy of your military ID card (CAC Card) or a letter from your respective service.
You may visit any of our four locations to file your new business or you may mail your filing to our office. Please include a copy of your military ID card or a letter to demonstrate proof you are active military with any eligible filing.
We currently cannot waive fees if you file electronically through our online system. However, a refund will be processed if you contact our office the same day you file electronically.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 223-6535 if you have any questions.