Secretary of State
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Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564


For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Contact Information
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
(785) 296-4580


Topeka, KS – Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today announced a new articles of formation online filing service. This new service was created through a partnership with accessKansas and will enable business entities to file business formation documents with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office through, the state’s official Web site. Businesses that file electronically will pay a reduced filing fee.

Secretary Thornburgh said, “This new articles of formation service is an enhancement to our suite of online services and is another way the Secretary of State’s office is making state government more efficient. To date, approximately 100 business entities have been filed online. This new service is more reliable and is helping us meet our goal of being the ‘least complicated, most accessible agency in state government.’”

An electronic filing is a legal and binding filing. After filing, a business is able to print a file stamped and certified copy as well as an official cover letter with the business entity ID number. Financial institutions are directed by the Secretary of State to accept this printed copy as proof of business formation for a new business to open an account.


The following business entity types may file articles of formation electronically by paying with a major credit card through a secure connection:
- Domestic for profit corporations
- Domestic not-for-profit corporations
- Domestic limited liability companies
- Domestic/foreign limited liability partnerships
- Domestic limited partnerships

To file electronically, businesses will log in to the Kansas Business Center and file through their Businessfolio. If a business is not a registered Kansas Business Center user, they will need to register before they can log in. Registration is free. If customers have questions, they should contact the Kansas Secretary of State’s office at (785) 296-4564.