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Incorporating a Corporation in Mississippi

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Mississippi requires corporations to have names that can't be confused with any existing entity, reserved, registered or forced fictitious names Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Mississippi's standards.

Permitted designations: Mississippi corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation's name will require approval by the state:

  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Trust
  • Trust Company

Prohibited designations:

  • Partner
  • Partners

Filing Requirement


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  2. Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State.

Turnaround time: About 12-20 days.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Minimum one director is required.

Director qualifications: Directors must be at least 18 years old.

Appearance in articles: Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation's principal office may be located outside of the state. Local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Annual report has be filed on or before April 15.

Signatures: Company officers or registered agents are authorized to sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.


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