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Columbus, Ohio 43215

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Filing Forms & Fee Schedule

In an effort to provide clear direction when filing to register a domestic or foreign business entity in the state of Ohio, some of the following forms have been revised by the Ohio Secretary of State Business Services Division. These forms have been updated to help reduce common filing errors and revisions are based on feedback from Ohio businesses and those who frequently use the forms. All updated forms now include a correspondence cover sheet to assist in communication with our office. As forms are revised, the most recent update will be posted in the “Date Updated” column below. If you would like to provide feedback on any of the forms or to be notified about future updates, please e-mail the Business Services Division. When submitting the forms to our office, please note that we may only accept single-sided, 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper as the documents are all scanned and imaged into our database after being processed.  Please make checks and money orders payable to “Ohio Secretary of State.”

 

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Send non-expedite filings to the P.O. Box Number as listed in the table below, Columbus, OH 43216

Send multiple filings to:  

P.O. Box 788
Columbus, OH 43216

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Secretary of State
Business Services Division 
180 E. Broad St., 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215 

All filings EXCEPT Certifications, Certified Copies and UCC filings can be expedited. Expedite filings require an additional fee which is stated within the instruction page of each of the forms below and may be taken to the Client Service Center, or mailed to P.O. Box 1390, Columbus, OH 43216 (mark envelopes as EXPEDITE).

DOMESTIC BUSINESS ENTITIES
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Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.
Click on the name of the form to retrieve the form in PDF.

For-Profit Corporation

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

Initial Articles of Incorporation (PDF)

$125.00

532A

PO Box 670

May 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Multiple Agent Name and Address Change (PDF)

$125.00

526

PO Box 1329

May 2014

Certificate of Amendment (PDF)

$50.00

540

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Certificate of Dissolution

Effective September 29, 2013, only this form will be accepted by the Secretary of State's office.

$50.00 561 PO Box 1329 August 2014

File This Form OnlineReinstatement & Appointment of Agent (PDF)

$25.00

525A

PO Box 788

May 2014

Nonprofit Corporation

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Initial Articles of Incorporation (PDF)

$125.00

532B

PO Box 670

May 2014

Certificate of Amendment (PDF)

$50.00

541

PO Box 1329

April 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Multiple Agent Name and Address Change (PDF)

$125.00

526

PO Box 1329

May 2014

Certificate of Dissolution (PDF)

$50.00

560

PO Box 1329

August 2014

File This Form Online Continued Existence of Nonprofit Corporation (PDF)

$25.00

522

PO Box 788

April 2014

Reinstatement (PDF)

$25.00

525B

PO Box 788

April 2014

File This Form OnlineReinstatement & Appointment of Agent (PDF)

$25.00

525A

PO Box 788

May 2014

Professional Associations

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Initial Articles of Incorporation (PDF)

$125.00

532C

PO Box 670

May 2014

Certificate of Amendment (PDF)

$50.00

540

PO Box 1329

April 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Multiple Agent Name and Address Change (PDF)

$125.00

526

PO Box 1329

May 2014

File This Form OnlineReinstatement & Appointment of Agent (PDF)

$25.00

525A

PO Box 788

May 2014

Reinstatement (PDF)

$25.00

525B

PO Box 788

April 2014

Certificate of Dissolution

Effective September 29, 2013, only this form will be accepted by the Secretary of State's office.

$50.00 561 PO Box 1329 August 2014
File This Form Online Biennial Report (PDF)

$25.00

520

PO Box 788

April 2014

Limited Liability Companies

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

File This Form OnlineArticles of Organization for a Domestic Limited Liability Company (PDF)

$125.00

533A

PO Box 670

May 2014

Domestic Limited Liability Company Certificate of Amendment or Restatement (PDF)

$50.00

543A

PO Box 1329

April 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Multiple Agent Name and Address Change (PDF)

$125.00

526

PO Box 1329

May 2014

File This Form OnlineCertificate of Dissolution of Limited Liability Company/Cancellation of Foreign LLC (PDF)

$50.00

562

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Partnerships

Fee

Form#

PO Box #

 

Statement of Partnership Authority (PDF)

$125

535

PO Box 670

May 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (Agent Resignation Only) (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Amendment / Cancellation of Partnership Statement (PDF)

$25.00

545

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Statement of Correction (Corrected Statement) (PDF)

$50.00

566

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Statement of Denial / Dissociation / Dissolution (PDF)

$50.00

567

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Limited Partnership

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

File This Form Online Certificate of Limited Partnership (PDF)

$125.00

531A

PO Box 670

May 2014

Certificate of Amendment / Restatement / Correction of Certificate of Limited Partnership (PDF)

$50.00

542

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Certificate of Disclaimer of General Partners Status / Certificate of Cancellation of Disclaimer of General Partner Status (PDF)

$50.00

570

PO Box 1329

April 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Multiple Agent Name and Address Change (PDF)

$125.00

526

PO Box 1329

May 2014

Certificate of Limited Partnership Cancellation / Limited Partnership Cancellation Amendment (PDF)

$50.00

563

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Limited Liability Partnership (ORC 1776)

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Statement of Domestic Qualification (PDF)

$125.00

536

PO Box 670

May 2014

Amendment / Cancellation of Partnership (PDF)

$25.00

545

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Statement of Correction (Corrected Statement) (PDF)

$50.00

566

PO Box 1329

April 2014

File This Form Online Biennial Report (PDF)

$25.00

520

PO Box 788

April 2014

Statement of Denial / Dissociation / Dissolution (PDF)

$50.00

567

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Reinstatement (PDF)

$25.00

525B

PO Box 788

April 2014

Unincorporated Nonprofit Association

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated
Agent Notification Form for Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations (PDF)

$25

580

PO Box 670

May 2014

Notice of Dissolution for Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations (PDF)

$25

581

PO Box 1329

April 2014

FOREIGN BUSINESS ENTITIES
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PLEASE NOTE:
Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.
Click on the name of the form to retrieve the form in PDF.

For-Profit Corporations

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

Foreign For-Profit Corporation Application for License (PDF)

$125.00

530A

PO Box 670

May 2014

Certificate of Amendment to Foreign Corporation Application for License (PDF)

$50.00

565

PO Box 1329

April 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Multiple Agent Name and Address Change (PDF)

$125.00

526

PO Box 1329

May 2014

File This Form OnlineReinstatement & Appointment of Agent (PDF)

$25.00

525A

PO Box 788

May 2014

Certificate of Surrender of Foreign Licensed Corporation (PDF)

$50.00

564

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Resolution of Foreign Entity to Qualify under an Assumed Name (PDF)

$0.00

591

Submit with filing

February 2012

Statement Under 1703.17 (PDF)

$50.00

592

P.O. Box 1329

April 2014

Nonprofit Corporations

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Application for License

$125.00

530B

PO Box 670

May 2014

Certificate of Amendment to Foreign Corporation Application for License (PDF)

$50.00

565

PO Box 1329

April 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Multiple Agent Name and Address Change (PDF)

$125.00

526

PO Box 788

May 2014

Reinstatement (PDF)

$25.00

525B

PO Box 788

April 2014

Reinstatement & Appointment of Agent (PDF)

$25.00

525A

PO Box 788

May 2014

Certificate of Surrender of Foreign Licensed Corporation (PDF)

$50.00

564

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Resolution of Foreign Entity to Qualify under an Assumed Name (PDF)

$0.00

591

Submit with filing

February 2012

File This Form Online Continued Existence of Nonprofit Corporation (PDF)

$25.00

522

PO Box 788

April 2014

Statement Under 1703.17 (PDF)

$50.00

592

P.O. Box 1329

April 2014

Registration of Corporation Name

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Registration of Corporation Name

$50.00/
$25.00

530C

PO Box 670

April 2014

Limited Liability Companies

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company (PDF)

$125.00

533B

PO Box 670

May 2014

Foreign Limited Liability Company Certificate of Correction (PDF)

$50.00

543B

PO Box 1329

May 2014

File This Form OnlineCertificate of Dissolution of Limited Liability Company/Cancellation of Foreign LLC (PDF)

$50.00

562

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Partnerships

Fee

Form#

PO Box #

 

Statement of Partnership Authority (PDF)

$125

535

PO Box 670

May 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Amendment / Cancellation of Partnership Statement (PDF)

$25.00

545

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Statement of Correction (Corrected Statement) (PDF)

$50.00

566

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Statement of Denial / Dissociation / Dissolution (PDF)

$50.00

567

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Limited Partnership

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Certificate of Foreign Limited Partnership (PDF)

$125.00

531B

PO Box 670

May 2014

Certificate of Amendment / Restatement / Correction of Certificate of Limited Partnership (PDF)

$50.00

542

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Certificate of Disclaimer of General Partners Status / Certificate of Cancellation of Disclaimer of General Partner Status (PDF)

$50.00

570

PO Box 1329

April 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Multiple Agent Name and Address Change (PDF)

$125.00

526

PO Box 1329

May 2014

Certificate of Limited Partnership Cancellation / Limited Partnership Cancellation Amendment (PDF)

$50.00

563

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Limited Liability Partnership (ORC 1776)

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Statement of Foreign Qualification (PDF)

$125.00

537

PO Box 670

May 2014

Amendment / Cancellation of Partnership (PDF)

$25.00

545

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Statement of Correction (Corrected Statement) (PDF)

$50.00

566

PO Box 1329

April 2014

File This Form Online Biennial Report (PDF)

$25.00

520

PO Box 788

April 2014

Statement of Denial / Dissociation / Dissolution (PDF)

$50.00

567

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Reinstatement (PDF)

$25.00

525B

PO Box 788

April 2014

COOPERATIVES
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PLEASE NOTE:
Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.
Click on the name of the form to retrieve the form in PDF.

Cooperatives

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

Initial Articles of Incorporation(PDF)

$125.00

600

PO Box 670

May 2014

Certificate of Amendment (PDF)

$25.00

601

PO Box 670

April 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Reinstatement (PDF)

$10.00

602

PO Box 788

April 2014

Dissolution (PDF)

$50.00

603

PO Box 1329

May 2014

NAME REGISTRATION
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Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.
Click on the name of the form to retrieve the form in PDF.

Trade Name

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

File This Form OnlineName Registration (PDF)

$50.00

534A

PO Box 670

April 2014

Trade Name or Fictitious Name Registration Update (PDF)

$25.00

524A

PO Box 788

April 2014

File This Form Online Renewal (PDF)

$25.00

523A

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Change of Registrant Name (PDF)

$25.00

558

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Fictitious Name

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

File This Form OnlineName Registration (PDF)

$50.00

534A

PO Box 670

April 2014

Trade Name or Fictitious Name Registration Update (PDF)

$25.00

524A

PO Box 788

April 2014

File This Form Online Renewal (PDF)

$25.00

523A

PO Box 788

April 2014

Change of Registrant Name (PDF)

$25.00

558

PO Box 1329

May 2013

Name Reservation

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Name Reservation/Transfer/Cancellation (PDF)

$50.00/$25.00

534B

PO Box 670

April 2014

FOREIGN NATIONALLY / FEDERALLY CHARTERED BANK
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Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.
Click on the name of the form to retrieve the form in PDF.

Foreign / Nationally Chartered Banks

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

Notification for a Corporation That is a Bank, Savings Bank, or Savings and Loan Association Chartered Under the Laws of the United States

$25.00

552

PO Box 1329

May 2014

TRADEMARK / SERVICE MARK
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Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.
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Trademark / Service Mark

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

Trade Mark/Service Mark Application

$125.00

555

PO Box 1329

May 2012

Renewal (PDF)

$25.00

523B

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Change of Registrant Name (PDF)

$25.00

558

PO Box 1329

May 2013

Trademark or Service Mark Registration Update (PDF)

$25.00

524B

PO Box 1329

April 2014

TRUST
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Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.
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Business Trust

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Report of Operation of Business Trust

$125.00

553

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Amendment to Report of Operation of Business Trust

$50.00

557

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Assignment & Application for Exclusive Rights or Name to a Business Trust

*$50.00

544

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Resolution of Withdrawal of Business Trust

$50.00

559

PO Box 1329

April 2014

 * Assignment of Name of Business Trust Fee is $25.00 

Real Estate Investment Trust

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

Report by Real Estate Investment Trust

$125.00

556

PO Box 1329

April 2014

File This Form OnlineStatutory Agent Update (PDF)

$25.00

521

PO Box 788

May 2014

Amendment to Report of Real Estate Investment Trust and/or Trust Instrument

$50.00

568

PO Box 1329

April 2014

Surrender of Authority - Real Estate Investment Trust

$50.00

569

PO Box 1329

April 2014

MERGERS & CONSOLIDATIONS & CONVERSIONS
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Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.
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Mergers

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

Certificate of Merger (PDF)

$125.00

551

PO Box 1329

August 2014

Consolidations

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Certificate of Consolidation (PDF)

$125.00

550

PO Box 1329

August 2014

Conversions

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

 

Certificate of Conversion: FOR ENTITIES CONVERTING WITHIN OR OFF THE RECORDS OF THE OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE (PDF)

$125.00

700

P.O. Box 1329

August 2014

Certificate of Conversion: FOR ENTITIES CONVERTING INTO THE RECORDS OF THE OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE (PDF)

$125.00

800

P.O. Box 1329

April 2014

ADDITIONAL FORMS
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Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.
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Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

Consent for Use of Similar Name (PDF)

No Fee

590

Submit with filing

February 2012

Copy/Certificate Request (PDF)

**$5.00

500

P.O. Box 1329

April 2013

** $25.00 for a long form Good Standing and $5.00 for copies that contain over 100 pages.

SHARES FEE INFORMATION
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Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.

++ Refers to fee schedule

The filing fee for corporations authorizing one to 1,500 shares is $125.00. This is the minimum fee. For corporations authorizing more than 1,500 shares, the following additional fees apply. Filing fees are calculated on a graduated scale. Nonprofit entities never calculate filing fees based on shares.

Number of shares

Price per share

1 to 1,000

$.10 cents

1,001 to 10,000

$.05 cents

10,001 to 50,000

$.02 cents

50,001 to 100,000

$.01 cents

100,001 to 500,001

$.005 (1/2cents)

More than 500,000

$.0025 (1/4cents)

Use the Shares Calculator for assistance (xls)

UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE
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Make checks payable to SECRETARY OF STATE.
Filing fee overpayments of $10.00 or less will NOT be refunded.
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Type of Filing

Fee

Form #

PO Box #

Date Updated

Initial Financing Statement

$12.00

UCC1

PO Box 669

July 2013

Financing Statement Amendment (Includes Terminations)

$12.00*

UCC3

PO Box 669

July 2013

Search of Files With Each Listing and Copies of Each Record

$20.00

UCC11

PO Box 669

July 2013

Information Statement

$12.00

UCC 5

PO Box 669

July 2013

Copy Search with Finance Statement Number (Max 5 Numbers per Request)

$5.00

207

PO Box 669

 

*There is no fee for terminations.

Ohio has adopted new Uniform Commercial Code forms effective July 1, 2013.  A 30-day grace period will be allowed beginning on July 1, 2013 and ending July 31, 2013, whereby previously prescribed forms will be accepted by this office.  Beginning August 1, 2013, all previously prescribed forms will be rejected.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact this office at 1-877-SOS-OHIO.

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