How Do I Form A Corporation in Wisconsin?

wisconsin STATE MOTTO:

We make it easy to start your corporation in Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin Secretary of State
  • Prepare and review name reservation certificate
  • Prepare and review the certificate of formation
  • Provide an Wisconsin registered agent office and legal address
  • Submit initial corporation filing fee to Wisconsin
  • Notify you of any annual compliance requirements

Here is some basic information for your review.

How do I set up a corporation in Wisconsin?

  1. Select a company name. The name must include one of the following endings: Corporation, Corp., Incorporated, Inc., Company, Co., Limited, or Ltd.  
  2. List a Principal Office: Include street number, street name, city, state and zip code. PO Boxes are NOT permitted.
  3. Mailing Address: Include street number, street name, city, state and zip code. A PO Box IS acceptable.
  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 $15 filing fee to reserve a corporation name.

Does Wisconsin require a principal office?

Yes. Wisconsin requires a principal office. The office must be a physical address. PO boxes can be listed after physical addresses.

Does Wisconsin permit a mailing address?

Yes. You can list a mailing address with Wisconsin. A PO Box IS acceptable.

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

No. Listing a duration is optional.

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

No. Wisconsin does NOT require that a purpose be listed on the certificate.

Do I need to provide Wisconsin an email address?

No. Wisconsin does NOT require an email address.

How much does it cost for a corporation in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin charges an initial filing fee of $170. Need it expedited? Add an additional $25.

Are there any annual renewal fees in Wisconsin?

Yes. The annual report and a $25 filing fee are due at the end of your “anniversary quarter” (for example, if you originally registered your corporation in the first 3 months of the year, it’s due March 31).

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

Wisconsin takes about 4-7 business days to setup your corporation and receive your certificate.

How do I get an EIN number in Wisconsin?

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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin website for more detailed information about incorporating. Thank you for your interest in forming a Wisconsin 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
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  • In business since 1986
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