Minnesota Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Minnesota LLC.

Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.


Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of the members (owners) and managers
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Adds credibility

Fast Facts

Agency:Minnesota Secretary of State

Articles of Organization – Original Filing for 322C

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online

Agency Fee:

$135 by mail. $155 online or expedited in-person.


~5-7 business days by mail. ~24hrs online.


2012 Minnesota Statutes Chapter 322B

  • Keep the original signed copy in your records. Submit a copy to the state.
  • The Minnesota Secretary of State will endorse on the original the word "Filed" and the month, day, year, and time of filing, record the document in the office of the secretary of state, and return the document to the person who delivered it for filing.
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