Minnesota Business Filing Fees | Registering Your Business in MN

Secretary Of State Fee Schedule For Business Entity Filings

The following fees may not be up to date. You should consult with an experienced Minnesota business attorney before filing your business in Minnesota.

See note at the end of fee schedule section regarding temporary surcharges.

Business Services Filings Fees

Filing Type Fee
Minnesota & Foreign Limited Liability Partnership
Minnesota Statues Chapter 323a
Statement of Qualification Registration $135.00
Partnership Statement filings $135.00
Annual Business Renewal $135.00
Annual Renewal Reinstatement $160.00
Partnership Statements
Chapters 323a, 322a & 333
Statement of Partnership Authority $135.00
Statement of Denial $135.00
Statement of Dissociation $135.00
Statement of Merger $135.00
Statement of Dissolution $135.00
Statement of Amendment/Cancellation $135.00
Limited Partnership
Chapter 321
Certificate of Limited Partnership Registration $100.00
Amendment $50.00
Annual Business Renewal $0
Annual Business Renewal Reinstatement $25.00
Resignation of Agent $35.00
Statement of Amendment $35.00
Statement of Dissociation $35.00
Statement of Dissolution $35.00
Statement of Withdrawal $35.00
Statement of Termination $35.00
Election/Merger/Conversion filings $50.00
Foreign Limited Partnership
Chapter 321
Certificate of Authority Registration $100.00
Amendments $50.00
Annual Business Renewal $0.00
Annual Business Renewal Reinstatement $25.00
Resignation of Agent $50.00
Cancellation/Merger filings $50.00
Business Corporations
Chapters 302a, 300 & 319b
Articles of Incorporation $160.00
Amendment/Dissolution filings $35.00
Dissolution Filings $35.00
Merger $60.00
Annual Business Renewal $0.00
Annual Business Renewal Reinstatement $25.00
Conversion to Limited Liability Company-(Chap. 302A & 319B only) $35.00
Nonprofit Corporations
Chapter 317a
Articles of Incorporation $70.00
Change of Registered Office only $0.00
Change of Registered Agent and Office $35.00
Amendment/Merger/Dissolution filings $35.00
Annual Business Renewal $0.00
Annual Business Renewal Reinstatement $0.00
Foreign Corporations
Chapter 303
Certificate of Authority Registration $225.00
Amendment/Merger/Withdrawl filings $50.00
Non-Profit Certificate of Authority $75.00
Reinstatement $350.00
Annual Business Renewal $135.00
Resignation of Agent filings $50.00
Foreign Limited Liability Company
Chapter 323b
Certificate of Authority Registration $185.00
Amendment/Merger/Withdrawl filings $35.00
Annual Business Renewal $0.00
Annual Business Renewal Reinstatement $25.00
Limited Liability Company
Chapter 322b
Articles of Organization $160.00
Amendment/Termination filings $35.00
Merger $60.00
Conversion to Business Corporation $35.00
Annual Business Renewal $0.00
Annual Business Renewal Reinstatement $25.00
General Filings
Articles of Correction $35.00
Name Reservation $35.00
Consent $35.00
Cooperatives
Chapters 308a & 308b
Articles of Incorporation $60.00
Amendments $35.00
Merger $60.00
Periodic Renewal $0.00
Periodic Renewal Reinstatement $25.00
Business Trusts
Chapter 318
Declaration of Trust $150.00
Business Trust Amendment $50.00
Trademarks
Chapter 333
Trademark Registration $50.00
Renewal 25.00
Assignment $15.00
Cancellation $0.00
Assumed Names
Chapter 333
Certificate of Assumed Name Registration $25.00
Amendment?Renewal filings $25.00
Cancellation $25.00
Service of Process
Minnesota Entities $35.00
Non-Minnesota Entities $50.00
Legal Newspaper Registration $25.00
Express Service (per transaction) $25.00

Starting July 1, 2007, the Office of the Secretary of State embarked on a project to make it possible to do the major filings for business entities online. This effort is being funded by a temporary technology surcharge which is being dedicated to this project and which will expire on June 30, 2011. The surcharge will increase the fees as follows:

  • for articles of incorporation, from $135 to $160
  • for articles of organization for a limited liability company, from $135 to $160
  • for filing an application for a foreign corporation for a certificate of authority to do business in Minnesota, from $200 to $225
  • for filing an annual report for a non-Minnesota corporation, from $115 to $135
  • for reinstatement for a non-Minnesota corporation, from $300 to $350

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