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How to Incorporate in Michigan

Incorporate a Business in Michigan - Filing Incorporation Documents in Michigan


To incorporate in Michigan, you must submit Articles of Incorporation. This article provides details on what to include in the Articles of Incorporation, the amount of the incorporation fee, and where to send the incorporation documents and fee.

Information necessary to prepare Articles of Incorporation

Articles of incorporation for profit corporations in Michigan must contain the following information:

The name and address of the person filing the document.

The name of the corporation.

The corporation's principal office address.

A brief description of the corporation's purpose.

The number of shares of stock, if a stock corporation, and classes of stock, if any.

The name of the Registered Agent and street address of the registered office of the corporation. A Registered Agent is the person responsible for sending and receiving corporate documents and correspondence, on behalf of the corporation. .

The name and complete address (including city, state, and zip code) of each incorporator of the corporation. The incorporator is the individual who is filing the Articles of Incorporation and any other official documents required by the state (his/her duties are completed once the corporation is incorporated).

Incorporation Process
To incorporate a business in Michigan, you may use the online "OneStop" system (you have to register), or you can download and fill in a printed form , print it out and mail it in to the address below.

Incorporation Fees
Michigan Articles of Incorporation fees $60 (additional based on the number of shares).

Contact Information for the Business Division:
Mailing Address: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, Bureau of Commercial Services, Corporation Division, 7150 Harris Drive, P.O. Box 30054, Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 241-6470

For more information on incorporation in Michigan, and other corporate actions (change of address, dissolution, etc.), see the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth, Corporations Division website.

For more details on how to incorporate a business, you can refer to this article on How to Incorporate a business, which includes information on how to incorporate in every U.S. state.

Disclaimer. The information in this article is not intended to be, nor should it be relied upon, as legal advice. The author makes no claims about the completeness or accuracy of this information; states change regulations. fees, and names of documents and this article may not have the most up to date information regarding incorporation in a specific state. Your situation may be more complex and require additional information for your state.
Some states have several incorporation forms, depending upon the type of corporation. Be sure to read carefully both in this information and on your state's website, to determine the best corporation form for your business.
Before you submit incorporation documents or fees to your state, check your state's Secretary of State (business division) website or consult with your legal advisor.

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