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Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State

Business & Nonprofit Online Services

How do I file an Express Filing?
How do I submit a copy or certificate request?
How do I submit a business filing?
How do I know you received my request?
What online services are provided to the public?
What if I have a problem?
What are the fees for filings, copies or certificate requests?

Q: How do I file an Express Filing?
A:

Select the PDF form. Complete the entire form and save it to your computer, before uploading the form for filing. It is important to note that the document file size must be less than 2 megabytes. The file name must be 10 characters or less and contain no punctuation, spaces or special characters.

If a PDF form is not available for your filing type, you may upload a document that you have created directly for filing in a .pdf format.

Please note a typed name at the bottom of the form, in the usual space for the signature, satisfies the legal requirement for a signature (for filings requiring signatures).

Filing Instructions for filing online with PDF form:

  • Click on the link to the fillable PDF form.
  • Open and complete the information on the form.
  • After you have completed, save it to your computer.
  • Close the form, by clicking on [File] and select [Close] from the drop down menu.
  • You must now upload your form to complete the filing process.

Instructions for Uploading a PDF Document:

  • Upload the filing form PDF you just created by clicking on the [Upload file] button.
  • Enter the required information and click [Continue] to review your filing information.
  • Review the information you provided and click [Submit Filing].
  • Click [Continue to US Bank] if your filing requires a fee.
  • After the filing process is complete (and your payment has been confirmed, if you paid a fee), you will receive an email confirming your filing.

If you have questions, please call: 651-296-2803 (Metro Area); 1-877-551-6767 (toll-free); or Minnesota Relay Service: 711, or Email: business.services@state.mn.us.

Q: How do I submit a copy or certificate request?
A:

Go to Minnesota Business and Lien System and follow the instructions provided.

Q: How do I submit a business filing?
A:
Go to Minnesota Business and Lien System and follow the instructions provided.
Q: How do I know you received my request?
A:

You will receive a confirmation email once your document is filed or your business order request is completed.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at business.services@state.mn.us or call our Business Information Lines at 651-296-2803 or toll free at 1-877-551-6767, between 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays).

Q: What online services are provided to the public?
A:

Many services are free to the public, such as registered office and agent information for businesses, name availability checks, etc.  

You may also file your business documents online and order certificates and copies of business records. 

Visit our Online Services page.

Q: What if I have a problem?
A:
Send an email to business.services@state.mn.us or contact our Business Information Lines at 651 296-2803 or toll free at 1-877-551-6767, between 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays).
Q: What are the fees for filings, copies or certificate requests?
A:

Please see the Fee Schedule.

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