Missouri Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Missouri 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:Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division

Articles of Organization for a Limited Liability Company (LLC 1)

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, or online

Agency Fee:

$50 online. $105 by mail or fax.


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


23 MO Stat § 347

Original Ink:Required
  • You must submit original signatures.
  • There is a discounted fee for LLCs started by active duty military
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