How to Start a Minnesota LLC

Minnesota LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

This article is meant to be a general overview of the Minnesota LLC formation process; including information about how to start a Minnesota LLC and other basic issues related to Minnesota LLCs.

Minnesota LLC Filing Fees

The fee to create a Minnesota LLC is $135.00 if filed by mail and $155.00 if filed online or in-person.

Minnesota Filing Time

Regular processing time generally takes 5-7 business days for mail-in filing, after the Articles of Organization are received. Online or hand-delivered filing reduces the processing time to a quicker turn around.

Minnesota Annual Compliance Requirements

A Minnesota LLC is required to file an annual renewal once every calendar year, beginning in the calendar year following the original filing of the LLC with the Minnesota Secretary of State. There is no fee to file the annual renewal if the renewal is filed and received on time. However, the LLC will be “statutorily dissolved” if the annual renewal is not filed on time with the Secretary of State.

Online filing, filing by mail, and basic information about the annual renewal

Form an LLC in Minnesota

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming a Minnesota LLC:

Step 1: Decide on a Business Name

Step 2: Register your LLC with the State

Step 3: Create and Sign the LLC's Governing Document

Step 4: Get an EIN

Step 5: Get Licenses and Permits

Registering a Foreign LLC in Minnesota