Startup for Soldiers

All active duty military in Missouri, including those in the Missouri National guard, may now create new businesses without paying a filing fee with the Office of the Secretary of State.

The following fees for new business filings will be waived:

New Business/ Filing Fee Waived Military Member Must be:
LLC Articles of Organization an organizer listed as a member in the operating agreement
Corporation Articles of Incorporation a majority shareholder, officer or director
Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation an officer or director
LLP Certificate a general partner
Fictitious Name Registration   an owner of any interest or part of the business
Name Reservation   an officer or director
Rural Electric Co-op Articles of Incorporation a member
Health Services Corp. Declaration a majority shareholder, officer or director
Cooperative Assoc. Articles of Incorporation a signer of articles of association

To qualify, all active military personnel must reside in Missouri and show proof of active service to the Office of the Secretary of State. Proof may include showing staff of the Business Services Division a letter from your respective service or your military ID card (CAC Card).

You may visit any of our four locations to file your eligible filing or you may mail your filing to our office. Please include a letter from your respective service organization or other acceptable proof to demonstrate you are active military. We do not recommend you copy your military ID card.

We currently cannot waive fees if you file electronically through our online system. However, a refund will be processed if you contact our office the same day you file electronically.

Please email us at corporations@sos.mo.gov or call (866) 223-6535 if you have any questions.