Minnesota LLC Annual Renewal

Last updated on November 23, 2022

LLCs formed in Minnesota need to file this renewal with the Minnesota Secretary of State each and every year. i.e., annually. Read about how to renew this report.

File report online

Visit the official state government’s website to submit annual renewal online.

Visit Minnesota official website
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What is an LLC?

Limited Liability Company

LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.

Limited liability

Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.


A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.


Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.

Sole proprietorship

Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.

Why file the report?

Minnesota LLC Annual Renewal

An annual renewal is used to keep an LLC’s contact information up-to-date and to keep your LLC in compliance and in good standing with the state of Minnesota.

Filed every year

Each and every LLCs formed in Minnesota must file this annual renewal every year.

Update your business information

The annual renewal is primarily used to update the names and addresses of principal LLC officials.

File online, in-person or via mail

Annual Renewal can be filed online, in-person or by mail.

Change in Address

You can also change your Principal executive office address by updating it on the annual renewal when it is due.

Minnesota actions

Here are some of the actions business owners can take in Minnesota:

How to file Annual Renewal in Minnesota?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every Minnesota LLC is required to file an Annual Renewal each year. The Minnesota Annual Renewal is due on December 31st of each year.


annually by December 31

Head over to Minnesota's official website to file this report.

Filing fee


The Annual Renewal must be postmarked, complete and compliant, before December 31st to avoid late fees.

LLC Annual Renewal

Every LLC has to file this report in Minnesota to stay compliant with the state laws.

Filing Annual Renewal

Minnesota LLC is expected to file this report annually by December 31

  • File it online on Minnesota Secretary of State website


  • Mail a form to Minnesota Secretary of State website



Minnesota Secretary of State — Business Services

Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building

60 Empire Drive, Suite 100

St Paul, MN 55103

Online fee


Online processing time


Mailing fee


Mail processing time

4-7 days

Failure to pay

Minnesota immediately dissolves LLCs that do not file on time.

Articles of Organization

In Minnesota, Articles of Organization is the form you file with the Secretary of State to form an LLC. It contains the articles of formation for the LLC.

Filing Articles of Organization

There are a couple of ways to file

  • File it online on website


  • Mail a form to the state department



Minnesota Secretary of State — Business Services

Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building

60 Empire Drive, Suite 100

St Paul, MN 55103

Online fee


Online processing time

1 - 2 weeks

Mailing fee


Mail processing time

1 - 2 weeks

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Minnesota. Minnesota maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.

Search for names

Go to the official website of the Minnesota search business filings tool to see if the name you want is available.

Searching fee



You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the Minnesota business services. You will have to file your LLC formation documents within this period to keep the name. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation. That's fine too.

Reservation fee


Reservation period

1 year

LLC naming guidelines

The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.

  • § 322C.0108 Minnesota Statutes


Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    The limited liability company name must contain the words "limited liability company," or must contain the abbreviation "LLC".

  • 2

    Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.

  • 3

    Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.

  • 4

    Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.

Frequently asked questions

LLC Annual Renewal in Minnesota

It is very important to maintain full compliance in Minnesota. Filing these reports helps you protect your personal assets by maintaining limited liability and also to be in good standing with the state. Read our guides to learn how to start and manage a business in Minnesota.

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