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Montana LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

The 2017 Montana Economic Report by University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) has revealed that the state of Montana is experiencing stable economic growth that will benefit businesses (small and medium enterprises) as well as employees in the long term. According to the Kauffman Foundation, Montana is ranked #4 for Startup Activity per Capita and the National Association of Manufacturers have ranked the state #1 where Manufacturing GDP Growth is concerned. These rankings along with business and economic growth present the right environment for you to form a Montana business.

How do you form a Montana business LLC or Corporation? We have created a guide to help you understand the process and assure you that we are there to help you with formation of your business! We are one of the top Montana registered agents and are familiar with all processes pertaining to the Montana.

Montana LLC Registration and Formation

Montana LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Montana is governed by Chapter 428 Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in Montana then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to Montana Code MT§ 35-7-102 (2015). This law is applicable for domestic limited liability company as well as foreign limited liability company. We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Montana. We can assist you to form a Montana business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in Montana is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  • Identify a name for your business entity
  • According to Montana Title 35. Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations § 35-8-103, the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  • The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  • Apply for reservation of name pursuant to the provisions of Montana Title 35. Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations § 35-8-104
  • Submit the form through mail or online with the Office of the Secretary of State along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a Montana business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will be required to file “Articles of Organization” governed by Montana Code MT§ 35-8-202.
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file “Certificate of Authority” governed by Montana Code MT§ 35-8-216 and MT§ 35-8-1003.
  • The application or documentation for registration of LLC can be filed with the office of the Montana Secretary of State, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form a Montana business, feel free to call us at 702-871-8678.

Montana Corporation Registration and Formation

Montana Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Montana then the procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in Montana then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to Chapter 7, Model Registered Agents Act, §35-7-105. This law is applicable for domestic as well as foreign corporations. We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Montana. We can assist you to form a Montana business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Montana.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in Montana, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  • Identify a name for your business entity
  • According to MT Code § 35-1-308, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  • The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or corporation
  • Apply for reservation of name pursuant to MT Code § 35-1-309.
  • Submit the form through mail or online with the Office of the Secretary of the State along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in Montana, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will be required to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to MT Code § 35-1-216 (2017).
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file an “Certificate of Authority” to transact business in the state pursuant to MT Code § 35-1-1028 (2017).
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the office of the Montana Secretary of State, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding Montana incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Montana Business formation page.

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