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Minnesota Annual Renewal Service & Filing Instructions

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Minnesota requires all corporations, nonprofits (domestic only), LLCs, LPs, and LLPs to file a Minnesota Annual Renewal – also called an annual report. These reports must be submitted each year to the Minnesota Secretary of State, Business Services. On this page, you’ll find instructions for how to file the Minnesota Annual Report yourself. We also include due dates, filing fees, required information, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Need to file in another state? Visit our State-by-State Annual Report Guide.

How to File Your Minnesota Annual Report

Filing your Minnesota Annual Report requires completing the following steps:

  1. Figure out when your annual report is due and filing fee.
  2. Download a paper form OR complete the report online.
  3. File your report and necessary fees online, by mail, or in person.

Below, we created an easy-to-read guide to help you file your Minnesota Annual Report.

Minnesota Annual Report Due Dates and Fees

Minnesota Annual Report Fee Schedule

Business Type


Due Date

How to File

Corporations – domestic


December 31

Online or Paper Form

Corporations – foreign

$135 in- person or online

$115 mail

December 31

Online or Paper Form

LLCs – foreign and domestic


December 31

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations – domestic


December 31

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations – foreign




LPs – foreign and domestic


December 31

Online or Paper Form

LLPs – foreign and domestic

$155 in-person or online

$135 mail

December 31

Online or Paper Form

Late Fees: Minnesota doesn’t charge late fees for failing to file an annual report; however, your business will be administratively dissolved or revoked.

Filing Your Minnesota Annual Report

Your Minnesota Annual Report can be filed online, in person, or by mail. To obtain a paper form or submit online, you’ll nee to visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

To File Online:

  • On the state website, hover your mouse over the “Business & Liens” tab. Then, click the “Business Filings Online” link.
  • Enter your business name and click the “submit” button.
  • Select your business from the search results.
  • Click the “File Amendment/Renewal” button at the top of the page.
  • If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to create one by clicking “Create Online Account.”
  • Once you’re successfully logged in, you can choose between uploading a PDF of your annual report OR completing the report using their system.

To File by Paper:

  • Hover your mouse over the “Business & Liens” tab and click the “Business Forms and Fees” link.
  • On the left side of your screen, click the link for your specific business type.
  • Then, select the “Annual Renewal” PDF. The form will immediately appear on your screen.

Here’s a complete list of everything you’ll need to provide, update, and/or confirm on your Minnesota Annual Report:

  • Business file number. Don’t know your business file number? You can easily find it by searching the Minnesota Business Database.
  • Name of business. Foreign entities must include any alternate business names, if applicable.*
  • State where you initially formed your company.
  • Principal business address.
  • Registered agent name and address. If your registered agent is NOT an individual, you will be required to list someone the state can contact regarding service of process.*
  • Names and addresses of CEO, corporate president, or manager/individual with chief manager power.
  • Email address for official state notices.
  • Name and phone number of person the state may contact regarding your annual report filing.

*If you need to update/change your business name or registered agent information, you will need to file an amendment with your annual report. In addition, you’ll need to include a $35 filing fee.

Online filings can be paid with a credit card. In-person or mailed submissions must include a check or money order.

Hiring Northwest Registered Agent means never worrying about potential penalties or forgetting to file. We’ll submit your Minnesota Annual Report, so you can breathe easy!

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How Our Minnesota Annual Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your annual report. For most domestic corporations, that’s $100 total.

  • You can sign up for this service by itself or add it on to an existing service. Compliance service is also automatically added when you hire us to provide your registered agent service or form your Minnesota LLC, Minnesota corporation or Minnesota nonprofit.

  • Once you’ve signed up for our business renewal service, you’ll pay nothing up front. We’ll send you a reminder 90 days before your filing due date and auto-charge your preferred method five days later.

Annual Report Service Benefits

At Northwest Registered Agent, we’re committed to protecting our clients’ privacy. Minnesota Annual Reports are public record, so we’ve designed our annual report service to protect your privacy. Here’s how:

  1. In order to preserve your privacy, we will list OUR contact information instead of yours.

  2. Only the minimum required information will be included.

  3. We will list our IP address – limiting the connection between your cell phone, personal computer, and work computers – this makes it harder for advertisers to follow you.

  4. We will list our bank and credit card information – not yours.

We believe everyone has the right to keep their information private. That’s why privacy is our guiding principle when we create every service and product.

Minnesota Annual Report FAQ

Are initial reports required in Minnesota?

Nope. New businesses don’t need to file initial reports in Minnesota.

Are there late fees or penalties if I don’t file my Minnesota Annual Report?

You won’t be charged a late fee for failing to file a Minnesota Annual Report. But, if you miss the December 31 deadline, your business will be administratively dissolved. Minnesota doesn’t have a set date for administrative dissolution – the grace period changes from year to year.

How long does Minnesota Annual Report processing take?

Online and in-person filings will be processed immediately. Mailed filings will be processed in 4-7 business days.

Who is authorized to file a Minnesota Annual Report?

After starting a business in Minnesota, any person who is affiliated with your business can file the Minnesota Annual Report. This could be a director, manager, or someone outside the business (such as an attorney) that’s hired to file your report. When you hire Northwest Registered Agent for business renewal service, we’ll file your Minnesota Annual Report for you!

Do I need original signatures on my Minnesota Annual Report?

No, Minnesota allows annual reports to be filed with copies of original documents and signatures.

Where can I get more information about the State of Minnesota Annual Report filing?

Minnesota Secretary of State – Business Services
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103
T: (651) 296-2803 OR (877) 551-6767


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