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Forming a Corporation in Michigan

Michigan State Corp Filing

Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. So, in most cases no two states are the same. Due to that, you must be familiar with the set of rules present when dealing with Michigan State Corp Filing. If your state of choice corporation is Michigan, DOT Operating Authority can help you with all the details. There are many steps in the process. From what comes from our part, we will research the availability of your company name. Also, our company can help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Michigan Secretary State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents. Also, we can help you with written consents and annual report preparation and filing.

Michigan Corporate Name Requirements

In order to be a successful corporation in Michigan, your name cannot be confused with any existing, reserved, or registered corporate names. All in all, DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your Michigan State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of Michigan requirements.

Permitted Designations: There are several approved designations that corporate names can be followed by, which include:

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

Prohibited Designations Michigan does not allow the use of the following words and phrases in corporation names.

  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Banc
  • Insurance

Michigan State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: Michigan requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation with the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth. Therefore, by trusting us to form your corporation for you, we will file all mandatory documents for you.

Processing Time: On Average, it takes between 10 – 15 business days.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are not mandatory.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors. As well as, a president, secretary and treasurer.

Annual Reports

All Michigan Corporations must file a Michigan Domestic Corporation Information Update with the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth on or before May 15.

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