How Do I Form A Corporation in Missouri?

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We make it easy to start your corporation in Missouri. DBI Global Filings will handle all aspects of forming your corporation. Here is what we do for you:

  • Check your company name for availability with the Missouri Secretary of State
  • Prepare and review name reservation certificate
  • Prepare and review the certificate of formation
  • Provide an Missouri registered agent office and legal address
  • Submit initial corporation filing fee to Missouri
  • Notify you of any annual compliance requirements

Here is some basic information for your review.

How do I set up a corporation in Missouri?

  1. Select a company name. Your corporation must use one of these endings: Corporation, Corp., Incorporated, Inc., Company, Co., Limited or Ltd.
  2. List the duration of the corporation. "Perpetual" is permitted. Or select a date sometime into the future.
  3. State the purpose of the corporation. We will use the default of: "This corporation is formed for the purpose of any lawful activity."
  4. You can also have other provisions named.

Can I reserve a corporation name in advance of formation?

Yes. A name may be reserved for a period of 120 days. There is a $22 filing fee to reserve a corporation name.

Does Missouri require a principal office?

No. Missouri does NOT require a principal office.

Does Missouri need a duration listed on the certificate of formation?


Do I need to list a corporation purpose on the certificate of formation?

Yes. Missouri requires that a purpose be listed on the certificate.

Do I need to provide Missouri an email address?

No. Missouri does NOT require an email address.

How much does it cost for a corporation in Missouri?

Missouri charges an initial filing fee of $58. Initial filing fees are based on total initial capital and can range from $58 ($30,000 or less initial capital) on up.

Are there are annual renewal fees in Missouri?

Yes. A Missouri corporation must file an annual registration report each year and pay the fee. The annual registration fee is $45 if submitted by mail, and $20 if filed online,

How long does it take to get a corporation in Missouri?

Missouri takes about 5-10 business days to setup your corporation and receive your certificate.

How do I get an EIN number in Missouri?

Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) are issued by the Internal Revenue Service. States do not issue EIN numbers.

What does DBI Global Filings do? How much do you charge?

Upon receiving your order, we prepare the articles of formation, ensure that the information complies with Missouri state law, and review the filing for accuracy. We charge a one-time processing fee and an annual registered agent fee. Our processing fees are listed on our order form.

Information about other states is available by selecting a state from the menu below. Visit Missouri website for more detailed information about incorporating. Thank you for your interest in forming a Missouri corporation.


Our Incorporation Specialists are available by telephone, email or live chat.

Why order a corporation from DBI Global Filings, LLC?

  • Easy to order online, by phone or live chat
  • Transparent pricing -- our processing fee plus state fees -- no hidden fees
  • Experienced document retrieval staff
  • Same business day processing in most cases
  • Email and/or hard copy delivery
  • All major credit cards, Western Union and bank wires accepted
  • In business since 1986
  • Lifetime customer support

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