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How to Reinstate a Missouri LLC

To revive a Missouri LLC, you’ll need to submit a reinstatement packet to the Missouri Secretary of State. You’ll also have to fix the issues that led to your Missouri LLC’s dissolution. Below, we provide a free, step-by-step guide to reinstating to your Missouri LLC.

Revive Or Reinstate A Missouri Limited Liability Company

The Missouri Secretary of State has the power to administratively dissolve your LLC if you fail to appoint and maintain a registered agent. Your Missouri LLC also may be administratively dissolved if you specified an end date in your articles of organization and didn’t take any action once the end date passed.

If you want to get back into business again, you can apply to have your administrative dissolution rescinded. To reinstate your Missouri LLC, you’ll need to submit the following to the Secretary of State:

  • a completed Affidavit to Rescind Cancellation of a Limited Liability Company
  • a completed Application for Reinstatement
  • a $55 reinstatement fee plus all other fees and penalties owed

What information do I need for the Missouri reinstatement packet?

The information required by the forms depends on the reason your Missouri LLC was dissolved in the first place. At the minimum, you’ll need to provide basic information about your Missouri LLC, including its name and charter number.

The Missouri Secretary of State’s office does not make their reinstatement packets available online. To request your reinstatement packet, you’ll need to contact the Recissions Desk at the Missouri Secretary of State by calling 866-223-6535 or emailing recissions@sos.mo.gov. The Recissions Desk will generate a unique reinstatement packet for you and calculate the specific fees your Missouri LLC must pay to be reinstated.

How do I file the Missouri reinstatement packet?

You can submit the Missouri reinstatement packet to the Missouri Secretary of State by mail, in person, online, or by fax. Payment options depend on how you plan to file:

  • Mail: Check made payable to “Secretary of State”
  • Fax: Credit card
  • Online: Credit card or e-check
  • In person: Check, credit card or cash

How much will it cost to revive a Missouri LLC?

The filing fee for a reinstatement is $55, but depending on how long your Missouri LLC has been dissolved, you may need to pay additional fees and penalties. The Recissions Desk at the Missouri Secretary of State will calculate the specific fee you owe.

How long does it take the state to process the Missouri reinstatement?

Processing times in Missouri vary depending on how busy the Secretary of State’s office is, but in-person filings are usually processed while you wait. Mailed filings typically take 3-5 business days.

Can you change your Missouri registered agent on the Missouri reinstatement?

Yes. If your Missouri LLC was dissolved for failing to appoint and/or maintain a registered agent, you can change your Missouri registered agent when you reinstate.

How long do you have to revive a Missouri LLC?

You can revive a business in Missouri at anytime. However, after your Missouri LLC is dissolved, its name becomes available for other companies to adopt. If another business in Missouri has taken your LLC’s name, you’ll need to start over and form a new Missouri LLC.

Where do I submit my Missouri reinstatement forms?

Reinstatement applications are processed by the Missouri Secretary of State. You can file online through the Business Services Division’s website or as follows:

Mailed Filings:

Attn: Corporations Division
PO Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Faxed Filings:

(314) 340-7500

In-Person Filings:

U.S. Customs & Post Office Building
815 Olive Street, Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63101

Springfield State Office Building
149 Park Central Sq., Room 624
Springfield, MO 65806

Kansas City State Office Building
615 E. 13th St., Fifth Floor Rm 513
Kansas City, MO 64106

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