Secretary of State Jesse White

Articles of Incorporation


Welcome to the On-line Articles of Incorporation filing system.

Please review the following instructions before proceeding.

CORPORATION NAME: The corporate name must include one of the following words or abbreviations: Corporation, Company, Incorporated, Limited, Corp., Co., Inc. or Ltd..

REGISTERED AGENT: The corporation must appoint a registered agent who has a business address within the State of Illinois. A Post Office Box cannot be the registered address.

STOCK: All corporations filed on-line will have only one class of stock, which will be named "Common Stock". The number of shares of common stock to be authorized must be set forth along with the number of shares of common stock proposed to be issued without further report to the Secretary of State. The monetary consideration to be received by the corporation in exchange for the shares of common stock proposed to be issued must also be set forth.

PURPOSE: All corporations filed on-line will have the following purpose: "The transaction of any or all lawful purposes for which corporations may be incorporated under the Illinois Business Corporation Act." Professional corporations, Medical corporations, Close corporations or business corporations with a specific purpose cannot be filed on-line.

INCORPORATOR: The incorporator must be a natural person aged 18 years or more.

The fees needed to file the articles of incorporation are outlined as follows:

Franchise Tax:                 $ 25.00

Filing Fee:                       $150.00

Expedited Fee:                $100.00

Payment Processing Fee:$    6.25
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Total:                                $281.25

The $100 expedited fee will be charged as the articles of incorporation will be reviewed by the Department of Business Services within 24 hours of receipt. The 24 hour period excludes Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Payment must be in form of a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).

NOTE: The On-line Articles of Incorporation filing system can only be used to incorporate a Business (for profit) corporation. Not for Profit corporations cannot be filed using this system.

Click CONTINUE to incorporate a Business corporation on-line.