Montana

Articles of Incorporation

To form a corporation in Montana, you must file articles of incorporation. The form is customizable.

More information about corporate formation can be accessed through the website of the Montana Secretary of State.

The articles of incorporation must include the following information:

  • Name of the corporation
  • Type of entity
  • Corporate mailing and street address
  • Name, street, and mailing address of the registered agent
  • Incorporator's name, street, and mailing address
  • The number of shares* authorized by the corporation and their class, rights, and restrictions

*In Montana, the state does not require you to disclose the par value of the stock. Par value is the price at which a company's shares are initially offered for sale.

Montana is one of 17 states that recognize the statutory close corporation.

A Montana statutory close corporation is a corporation that has 50 or fewer stockholders. The articles of incorporation must contain a statement that the corporation is a statutory close corporation.

Mandatory Additional Filings

There are no mandatory additional filings. You must file your articles of incorporation by U.S. mail. Montana does not accept online filings.

The state statutes applicable to articles of incorporation set forth specific requirements and optional language that you may include when filing the document.


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