Wyoming Articles of Incorporation

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Wyoming 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. 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

Agency:Wyoming Secretary of State - Business Division
Form:

Incorporation Articles

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$100

Turnaround:

~3-5 business days. No expedite service.

Law:

Wyoming Business Corporations Act

Notes:
  • Submit the original signed document. The state will e-mail you with an electronic certificate for evidence of filing.
  • The Articles of Incorporation form must be accompanied by an originally signed Consent to Appointment by Registered Agent form.

Other Helpful Wyoming Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Wyoming.


Wyoming Directors

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

Wyoming 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.

Wyoming Bylaws

  • Required: Yes.

Wyoming Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: Yes.
  • Action by written consent: Allowed if by all shareholders entitled to vote on the action. Articles of incorporation may provide if enough shareholders consent to equal the number required to take action by vote.

Wyoming Shareholders

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