Articles of Incorporation - Profit Corporation

Secretary of State


Registers an organization as a profit corporation in the State of Iowa.

Code Citation Iowa Code section 490.202

Who Applies One or more persons desiring to form a profit corporation under the laws of Iowa.

When To Apply Prior to commencing business transactions.

Initial Requirements Filing of Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State. Each corporation must continuously maintain a registered office and agent in Iowa.

Duration Valid until dissolved, expired, or administratively dissolved.

Processing Time Three business days.

Fee Structure Fee: $50

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information The first biennial report shall be delivered to the secretary of state between January 1 and April 1 of the first even-numbered year following the calendar year in which the domestic corporation was incorporated. Subsequent biennial reports must be delivered to the secretary of state between January 1 and April 1 of the following even-numbered calendar years. A filing fee for the biennial report shall be determined by the secretary of state. For purposes of this section, each biennial report shall contain information related to the two-year period immediately preceding the calendar year in which the report is filed. Failure to file the required report may result in dissolution.

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