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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 Internal 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


Use the Intent to Dissolve form to provide notice that the company is in the process of dissolving.  Filing the Intent to Dissolve does not dissolve the Nonprofit Corporation.

NOTE: If you wish to conduct the member meeting in a remote context due to COVID-19, please review statute 317A.450, to see whether you are so authorized.

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

Intent to Dissolve.pdf


Use this form to dissolve a Nonprofit Corporation that has HAS named the First Board of Directors. When this form is submitted, the Nonprofit Corporation must have already filed or be accompanied by an “Intent to Dissolve’ filing.

(Minnesota Statutes Section 317A.727 or 317A.733)  

Dissolution when the First Board of Directors has been Named.pdf


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


A consent form is required if there is a conflict between the business name you are filing and an existing business name. The existing business needs to consent to your use of the name. A consent form needs to be submitted along with the original filing or amendment you wish to record.

Consent to Use of Name.pdf


Use this form to change the official email address that was provided in your filing. This email address may be used to send annual renewal reminders and other important notices that may require action or responses.

Change of Official Email Address.pdf


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


Many of these services are available online. Go here to use our online system, or go here for instructions.

Completed forms can be mailed to our office, or an appointment can be scheduled for in-person service.


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Saint Paul, MN 55101


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