Form a Corporation

At Registered Agents Inc., our goal is to keep our clients and user informed. If you want to know what it takes to form a corporation in any state, below you’ll find where to file formation documents, the required filing fee, and where to access the required documents in each state.

Alabama Corporation
State Department Name Alabama Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Formation: $178 Filing Fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.alabama.gov/downloads/corpForms.aspx
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Alaska Corporation
State Department Name Alaska Division of Corporations
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation; $250
Link to Document/Online Filing http://commerce.state.ak.us/dnn/Portals/5/pub/pub_corp/08-400.pdf
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Arizona Corporation
State Department Name Arizona Corporation Commission
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $60
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.azcc.gov/Divisions/Corporations/forms/starpas/formsSTPS/C010-Articles-of-Incorporation-For-Profit.pdf?d=417
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Arkansas Corporation
State Department Name Arkansas Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $45
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Documents/Corporations/DN-01.pdf
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California Corporation
State Department Name California Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $125
Link to Document/Online Filing http://bpd.cdn.sos.ca.gov/corp/pdf/articles/arts-gs.pdf
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Colorado Corporation
State Department Name Colorado Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $50
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/sampleForms/ARTINC_PC.pdf
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Connecticut Corporation
State Department Name Connecticut Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Incorporation: $400 minimum
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.ct.gov/sots/lib/sots/commercialrecording/allforms/cert_of_inc_-_stock_corp.pdf
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Delaware Corporation
State Department Name Delaware Division of Corporations
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Incorporation: $89 minimum
Link to Document/Online Filing http://corp.delaware.gov/incstk09.pdf
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District of Columbia Corporation
State Department Name DCRA Corporations Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $220 minimum
Link to Document/Online Filing http://dcra.dc.gov/publication/articles-incorporation-domestic-business-corporation-dbu-1
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Florida Corporation
State Department Name Florida Division of Corporations
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $70
Link to Document/Online Filing http://form.sunbiz.org/pdf/cr2e010.pdf
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Georgia Corporation
State Department Name Georgia Corporations Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.ga.gov/corporations/acrobat/applications/Filing%20Procedure%20-%20Corporation.pdf
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Hawaii Corporation
State Department Name Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $50
Link to Document/Online Filing http://files.hawaii.gov/dcca/breg/registration/forms/dc-1-pdf.pdf
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Idaho Corporation
State Department Name Idaho Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.idaho.gov/corp/2015/Art%20of%20Incorp%20General%202015%20FILL.pdf
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Illinois Corporation
State Department Name Illinois Secretary of State Department of Business Services
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $281.25
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/bca210.pdf
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Iowa Corporation
State Department Name Iowa Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $50
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos.iowa.gov/file/origination/
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Indiana Corporation
State Department Name Indiana Business Services Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $90
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.in.gov/sos/business/files/04159_fill-in.pdf
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Kansas Corporation
State Department Name Kansas Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $90
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.kssos.org/forms/business_services/CF.pdf
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Kentucky Corporation
State Department Name Kentucky Division of Business Filings
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $50 minimum
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.ky.gov/bus/business-filings/Forms/Documents/AIProfit.pdf
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Louisiana Corporation
State Department Name Louisiana Commercial Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $110
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/PublishedDocuments/399ArticlesOfIncorporationLouisianaBusiness.pdf
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Maine Corporation
State Department Name Maine Division of Corporations
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $145
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/forms/mbca6.pdf
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Maryland Corporation
State Department Name Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $120
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/stock.pdf
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Massachusetts Corporation
State Department Name Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Organization
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cor/corpdf/c156ds202950c11316.pdf
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Michigan Corporation
State Department Name Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $60 minimum
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/bcsc/forms/corp/corp/500.pdf
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Minnesota Corporation
State Department Name Minnesota Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $155
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=1082
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Mississippi Corporation
State Department Name Mississippi Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $75
Link to Document/Online Filing https://corp.sos.ms.gov/corp/portal/c/portal.aspx
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Missouri Corporation
State Department Name Missouri Corporations Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $58 minimum
Link to Document/Online Filing http://s1.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/Business/corp41.pdf
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Montana Corporation
State Department Name Montana Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $70
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.mt.gov/business/forms/Corp/34-Domestic_Profit_Corporation_Articles_of_Incorporation.pdf
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Nebraska Corporation
State Department Name Nebraska Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $60 minimum
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/corp_serv/corp_form.html
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Nevada Corporation
State Department Name Nevada Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $75 minimum filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=425
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New Hampshire Corporation
State Department Name New Hampshire Corporations Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.nh.gov/corpleader.aspx
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New Jersey Corporation
State Department Name New Jersey Division of Revenue
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $125 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/busform1.shtml
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New Mexico Corporation
State Department Name New Mexico Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $100 minimum filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/corporation-forms-and-fees-overview.aspx
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New York Corporation
State Department Name New York Department of State Division of Corporations
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Incorporation: $125 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.dos.ny.gov/forms/corporations/1239-f-l.pdf
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North Carolina Corporation
State Department Name North Carolina Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $125 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/
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North Dakota Corporation
State Department Name North Dakota Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.nd.gov/businessreg/
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Ohio Corporation
State Department Name Ohio Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $125 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/upload/business/filingformsfeeschedule.aspx?page=251
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Oklahoma Corporation
State Department Name Oklahoma Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Incorporation: $50 minimum filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/forms.aspx
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Oregon Corporation
State Department Name Oregon Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/articles-of-incorporation-information.aspx
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Pennsylvania Corporation
State Department Name PA Department of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $125 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.corporations.pa.gov/download/forms?t=f3
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Rhode Island Corporation
State Department Name Rhode Island Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $230 minimum filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.ri.gov/divisions/Business-Portal/Forms
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South Carolina Corporation
State Department Name South Carolina Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $135
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.sc.gov/forms/Corporations/Domestic/ArticlesofIncorporationDomestic.pdf
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South Dakota Corporation
State Department Name South Dakota Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $150 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sdsos.gov/business-services/corporations/corporate-forms/default.aspx
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Tennessee Corporation
State Department Name Tennessee Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Corporate Charter: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.tn.gov/business-services/business-entity-filingshttp://sos.tn.gov/business-services/business-entity-filings
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Texas Corporation
State Department Name Texas Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Formation: $300 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms/201_boc.pdf
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Utah Corporation
State Department Name Utah Department of Commerce
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $70 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://corporations.utah.gov/online_bus_reg.html
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Vermont Corporation
State Department Name Vermont Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $125 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sec.state.vt.us/corporationsbusiness-services/fees-filings.aspx
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Virginia Corporation
State Department Name State Corporations Commission
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $75 minimum filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/dom_corp.aspx
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Washington Corporation
State Department Name Washington Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $180 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/Forms.aspx
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West Virginia Corporation
State Department Name West Virginia Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $50 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/pages/formindexforbusinessfilings.aspx#dcorp
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Wisconsin Corporation
State Department Name Division of Financial Institutions
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.wdfi.org/corporations/forms/corp180forms.htm
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Wyoming Corporation
State Department Name Wyoming Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Incorporation: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing http://soswy.state.wy.us/Forms/Business/PROF/P-ArticlesIncorporation.pdf
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