New Mexico Articles of Incorporation

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New Mexico 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:New Mexico Secretary of State - Corporations Bureau
Form:

Articles of Incorporation

Instructions:

Form DPRI: Requirements for Incorporating a New Mexico Corporation For-Profit

Filing method:

Mail, in-person, or fax

Agency fee:

$100 for up to $100,000 authorized shares + optional $100-150 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~3 months. ~2 business days for $100 expedite fee. ~1 business day for $150 expedite fee.

Law:

NMAC c53

Notes:
  • File signed original, one copy, registered agent statement, and filing fee. A Certificate of Incorporation and one copy will be returned to you.
  • Expedite fees require a separate check or money order, or your document will be immediately rejected.


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 New Mexico Facts

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


New Mexico Directors

  • Number: One or more required.
  • Qualifications: None.
  • Quorum: A majority, unless a greater number is fixed in the articles of incorporation or bylaws.

New Mexico Officers

  • As stated in the bylaws, but a minimum of one. One person may hold multiple offices. One officer is required to be responsible for maintaining corporate records.

New Mexico Bylaws

  • Required: Yes.

New Mexico Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: Yes.
  • Action by written consent:

New Mexico Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Not required.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.

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