Missouri Articles of Incorporation

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Missouri articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.

Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. (If you are starting a nonprofit corporation, click here.) Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.

Benefits

Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Provides governance and adds credibility

Fast Facts

We will prepare and file your articles of incorporation as follows:

Agency:Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Form:

Articles of Incorporation of a For Profit Corporation (Corp. 41)

Filing method:

Mail, fax or online.

Agency fee:

$58 for up to $30,000 authorized shares. $5 additional for every $10,000 or authorized shares over $30,000.

Turnaround:

~1-3 days by fax. ~4-7 business days by mail.

Law:

c351 Missouri Revised Statutes

Original Ink:Required
Notes:


Why use our Articles of Incorporation service?

We're specialists in incorporation and compliance. We focus solely on corporate compliance, and the state-specific expertise to provide you best-in-industry service at a competitive rate.

A compliance specialists will work with you 1-on-1 to prepare and file your articles of incorporation. You can also rely on your specialist for other services to help you set up and maintain a compliant corporation.

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Other Helpful Missouri Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Missouri. Your specialist will help you tailor articles of incorporation to your state.


Missouri Directors

  • Number: One or more required.
  • Qualifications: None.
  • Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws or articles of incorporation fixes a different number. No less than one third.

Missouri Officers

  • President and secretary required.

Missouri Bylaws

  • Required: No.

Missouri Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: Yes.
  • Action by written consent: Allowed if by all shareholders entitled to vote on the action.

Missouri Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Required.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.

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