Please don’t pay anyone to renew your MN Entity Status!

12.18.2019 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.


Over the past week, I’ve responded to several clients’ emails and phone calls regarding an official-looking form they received in the mail. This form appeared to be a notice for renewing their Minnesota entity status and asked for a payment of $95.00 to be mailed in along with the filled out form.

While you do need to renew your corporation, limited liability company or assumed name registration each calendar year, you can do it at no cost on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office website. Simply go to the website, (1)hover over Business and Liens to drop down that menu, and (2)click on Business Filings Online (see screenshot, below). On the following page, (3)search for your assumed name or entity’s name. Follow the website’s instructions on how to file your annual renewal. 

Screenshot of MN SOS Website

The search results will allow you to see in detail the current status of your assumed name or entity’s registration with the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, as well as let you view the filing history.

You will need to renew your assumed name or entity’s registration on a yearly basis, but please be wary of anything in your mailbox requesting payment for this service!

Please call our office at 763-560-5700 if you have any concerns or questions.

Debra Nelson. Business Attorney, Henningson & Snoxell Law Firm, Maple Grove, MN

Debra Nelson is an attorney in the firm of Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. located in Maple Grove, Minnesota, practicing in the firm’s Business Law and Nonprofit Organizations Department. Debra understands her clients’ business, strategic goals and plans. She works with each client to develop and grow their business, plan for succession, and preserve their wealth for future generations.

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