Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section


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Contact Information

Physical address:
201 W Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703

Mailing address:
Corporations Bureau, Suite 300
PO Box 7846
Madison, WI 53707-7846

Phone: 608-261-7577
Fax: 608-267-6813

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Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section 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:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$10

Turnaround:

About 5 business days.

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary quarter. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on February 15, then your annual report is due every year by the end of the first quarter on March 31. The due dates are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Law:

Wisconsin Stat. § 181.1622

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

Certificate of Authority Application

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Form 21 Foreign Business Corporation - Certificate of Authority Application and/or Amended Certificate

Agency Fee:

Depends on stock value, minimum of $100.

Law:

WI Stat § 180.1503

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence, certificate of good standing, or certificate of status, dated within 60 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Registration

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Foreign Limited Liability Company Certificate of Registration Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$100

Law:

WI Stat § 183.1004

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Status

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Use the online system to find your entity and order a certificate of status.

Fact Checked:3/23/21

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