Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division


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Contact Information

Physical address:
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - 1st Floor
2501 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI 48864

Mailing address:
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
PO Box 30054
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: Business Services: 517-241-6470
Fax: Business Services: 517-241-0538 or MICH-ELF: 517 6

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: corpsmail@michigan.gov

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations 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:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

A pre-printed annual report is mailed to the corporation’s resident agent at the registered office approximately three months prior to the due date. Online filing is available about 90 days before the report's due date. 

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by October 1 beginning the year following incorporation.

Law:

Michigan Code § 450.2911

Penalties:

If a corporation fails to submit their annual report or pay the related fee within two years of the due date of the report, the corporation automatically dissolves by operation of law.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • If you file online, the filed report will appear on the website in ~1 hour.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Application for Certificate of Authority

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY TO TRANSACT BUSINESS OR CONDUCT AFFAIRS IN MICHIGAN

Agency Fee:

$60

Law:

MCL § 450.2011

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of good standing dated within 30 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Assumed Name

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

Certificate of Assumed Name

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$10 for corporations or limited partnerships and $25 for limited liability companies.

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing an assumed name registration is required for any person or entity intending to conduct business under an assumed name.

County Level Filing:

Corporations, LLCs, and nonprofits are registered at the state level, but partnerships and sole-proprietorships must register assumed names through the county clerk's office.

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

Registration of an assumed name does not offer name protection by itself, however, names must be distinguishable from other names on record with the department.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in Michigan.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

Certificate of Good Standing

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

Certification and Copies Request Form

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Registration Renewal

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

Limited Liability Partnership Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of registration.

Law:

Michigan Code § 449.48

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Resident Agent

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Fact Checked:6/17/15

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