Kansas Corporation Formation Requirements

Whether you are starting a business or incorporating an existing one in Kansas, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Kansas corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs).

Kansas Corporation Formation Requirements

Cost to incorporate. BizFilings clearly outlines our fees and the state fees to form a corporation in Kansas. View our pricing to plainly see:

  • BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
  • State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Kansas with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • 24-hour turn-around. There is a 24-hour filing option in Kansas, which is outlined in our pricing.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation.

Corporate name. The name must contain the word "Association," "Church," "College," "Company," "Corporation," "Club," "Foundation," "Fund," "Incorporated," "Institute," "Society," "Union," "Syndicate," "Limited," or the abbreviation "Co.," "Corp.," "Inc.," or "Ltd.". It must be distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State from names of other corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.

Director information. The following are the Kansas requirements for directors of corporations.

  • Minimum number. Corporations must have one or more directors.
  • Residence requirements. Kansas does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
  • Age requirements. Directors must be at least 18 years old.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation. Director names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Officers. Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Stock. Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Articles of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value does not affect initial filing fees.

Registered agent. Corporations must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no P.O. Boxes) in Kansas. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.

Professional services businesses.Professional corporations (PCs) are allowed to be formed in Kansas for professional services businesses.