New Fees Effective July 1, 2021

Effective July 1, 2021, certain fees for the Business Services Division filings are being changed. Legislative Bill 910, passed July 31, 2020, changed and restructured certain fees to help promote consistency and uniformity with business filing fees and to incentivize online filings. 

Here are a few highlights of the new fee structure:

  • Standard fee structure which applies to all entity types.
    • Initial business entity filings fees (articles of incorporation, certificate of organization, etc.) are $110 for in-house (paper-based) filings and $100 for online (electronic) filings (applicable portal fees will still apply).
    • Subsequent business entity filing fees (amendment, change of agent, etc.) are $30 in-house and $25 online (applicable portal fees will still apply).
    • There are a few instances that vary from this fee structure (no fee filings, late reinstatements, nonprofit initial filings).
  • The $5 per page recording fee for business entity filings has been eliminated as well as the $0.50 per additional page fee for Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings and Effective Financing Statements (EFS).
  • Fees for business entity filings submitted online will be $5 to $10 less, depending on the type of filing (applicable portal fees will still apply).
  • UCC and EFS filing fees will be $14 if filed in-house or $11 if filed online (terminations continue to have no fee).

Documents postmarked after June 30, 2021 must include the correct amount of funds under the new fee schedule in order to be processed. 

Here are links to the new fees and forms for corporate and business filings and for Uniform Commercial Code and Effective Financing Statements.

Corporate and Business Fees and Forms Effective July 1, 2021

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Effective Financing Statement (EFS) Fees Effective July 1, 2021

Secretary of State fee changes FAQ 

MOD (Money on Deposit) Account FAQs