Minnesota Secretary Of State - Minnesota Non-Profit Corporation Forms
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Minnesota Non-Profit Corporation Forms

The following Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation forms are available in pdf:


Use this form to register a Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation under Chapter 317A. A nonprofit corporation that wishes to apply for tax exempt status 501 (c) (3) to the Revenue Services (IRS), should not use this form for its articles due to the fact that the IRS has additional language requirements. Additional information on the language requirements can be obtained from the IRS publication 557 at http://www.irs.gov/charities

Articles of Incorporation for a MN Nonprofit Corporation.pdf



Use this form to amend or modify the Articles of Incorporation. The amendment of articles must specify what were adopted and which article(s) being amended or added. The corporation must be in good standing to file an amendment to articles. 

Amendment to Articles.pdf



Use this form to change the registered office address and/or add or remove a registered agent. If you are removing an agent you must put “none” in the space provided for the agent’s name. A registered office address in Minnesota is required. A post office box by itself is not acceptable. If designating a registered agent, it must be a person residing in Minnesota, a Minnesota entity, or foreign entity authorized to do business in this state.   The corporation must be in good standing to file a Change of Registered Office/Agent. 

Change of Registered Office/Agent.pdf



Use this form to file your annual renewal once every calendar year. There is no fee for filing the annual renewal if the entity is active and in good standing. An entity that has been dissolved by our office for failure to file an annual renewal, may retroactively reinstate its existence by filing the current year’s renewal.  If changes to the business name or registered office and/or agent, an amendment form is required.

Annual Renewal (MN Nonprofit Corp).pdf


Use this form to Convert a Nonprofit Corporation Domestic into Nonprofit Corporation Foreign.

Article of Conversion Nonprofit.pdf




Use this form to file articles of dissolution if the Nonprofit corporation has not named it first board of directors.

Dissolution when the First Board of Directors has NOT been Named.pdf

NOTE: Dissolution filing requirements by Board and Members with Voting Rights, see Minnesota Statutes, Section 317A.733.

NOTE: Filing a Notice of Intent to Dissolve must be filed prior to or in conjunction with the Articles of Dissolution, see Minnesota Statutes, Section 317A.723.

Standard forms are not available. Drafted documents are required.



Use this form if you previously filed with the county recorder under chapter 300, 309 or 315 and would like to elect to be governed by the provisions of Minnesota Statues, Chapter 317A. Please submit certified copies of all corporate documents on file with the county recorder  along with this election. 

Election to MN Nonprofit Corporation.pdf


For more information about Non Profits in Minnesota, see Minnesota Statutes 317A.


Either bring the form to our office or mail it to:

MN Secretary of State
60 Empire Drive
Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Staffed 8:00 - 4:00
Monday - Friday


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