Forming an LLC in Minnesota

A Minnesota LLC is formed by filing formation documents with the Secretary of State’s office. Once formed, the LLC—Limited Liability Company—is a legal entity, capable of entering into contracts and other transactions.

Minnesota Articles of Organization

Articles of Organization are the formation documents that must be filed in order to form a Minnesota LLC. The state requires certain information; however, you may wish to add more to comply with other rules and regulations. At minimum, your Articles must include:

  • Name: Your business name must be available for use in the state; it’s wise to begin by conducting a business name search so that you know whether your name is available. Your name also must include “Limited Liability Company” or an accepted abbreviation; you cannot use an abbreviation of “Incorporated,” since an LLC is not a type of corporation.
  • Registered Office Address: This cannot be a PO box.
  • Registered Agent: A registered agent is not required for a Minnesota LLC, but if you wish, you can include the name of the contact person at the address above.
  • Signatures: The Articles of Organization should be signed by someone authorized to form the LLC.

Additional Requirements of a Minnesota LLC

A C corporation, S corporation, or LLC in Minnesota must file an Annual Renewal with the Secretary of State’s office.

If information about your LLC changes, you must file an amendment to the Articles.

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Other Types of Businesses in Minnesota

For information on other types of businesses in Minnesota, please explore the links below: