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Incorporating a Corporation in Montana

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

Corporation's name shouldn't be confused with name of any existing entity, assumed business name trademark, service mark or other name reserved or registered with the Secretary of State. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Montana's standards.

Permitted designations: corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:
  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Filing Requirements

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 business days. 5-10 business days expedited filings are available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Minimum one director is required.

Director qualifications: No provisions.

Appearance in articles: Not required. 


Principal office location / Registered Agent:

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

Annual Reports

Time to file: Annual report has to be filed on or before April 15. The state filing fee is $15.

Signatures: Only company officers or chairs of the board are authorized to sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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