Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division


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Contact Information

Physical address:
200 W Washington St.
#201
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Mailing address:
302 W. Washington Street
Room E018
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: Corporations Information Line: 317-232-6576
Fax: 317-233-3387

Web: Home Name search Forms File online

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual Report

Agency:Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Indiana Business Entity Report

Filing Method:

Mail or online. (Mailing the form also requires use of the online system however.)

Agency Fee:

$20 for mail or $22 for online.

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on March 15, then your annual report is due every two years by March 31.

Law:

IC 23-0.5-2-13

Notes:
  • The first annual report must be delivered to the secretary of state in the year following the year in which a domestic corporation was incorporated or a foreign corporation was authorized to transact business.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Application for Certificate of Authority

Agency:Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Form 56369: Foreign Registration Statement

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125

Law:

IN Code 23-0.5-5-3

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence dated within 60 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Assumed Business Name

Agency:Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Certificate of Assumed Business Name

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$10 online or $26 by mail for nonprofits and $20 online or $30 by mail for corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.

Is registration mandatory?:

Registration of an assumed name is required for most entities that plan to use a fictitious name. Sole-proprietorships and general partnerships that use an alternate name are required to file with the county recorder.

County Level Filing:

Only sole-proprietorships and general partnerships need to file at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of an assumed name does not confer ownership rights.

Notes:
  • Entities required to file with the county recorder are generally required to submit a notarized application with a nominal filing fee.
  • Publication of registration is not required in Indiana.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

Business Entity Report

Agency:Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Indiana Business Entity Report

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$32 online or $50 by mail.

Due:

Biennially by the end of the registration anniversary month. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on March 15, then your annual report is due every two years by March 31.

Law:

IC 23-0.5-2-13

Penalties:

No late fee. Your business can be dissolved or revoked at 120 days late.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Certificate of Existence

Agency:Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:3/23/21

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