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Questions & Answers

What is an agent for service of process?
Can I print the Article of Incorporation from my PC?
How do I get my corporation number?
Why is another organization collecting fees for the Secretary of State?
What if my PC crashes during my session?
When will I get a copy of my Article of Incorporation that I filed or amended?
Where do I get the forms to file a General Partnership, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, Limited Liability Company, or Corporation?
I will be filing as a corporation and want to see if the name has been used?
I am looking for financing for my new business? Are there any loans or grants available?


What is an agent for service of process?

An agent for service of process is an individual (or another corporation) designated by a corporation to accept service of process if the corporation is sued. Kansas residency is the only requirement for an individual to be named as an agent for service of process.

• NOTE: A corporation cannot act as its own agent. Approval from a proposed agent should be obtained prior to designation.


Can I print the Article of Incorporation from my PC?

Yes. Once you have filed your Article of Incorporation, you will need to print it for your records: You will NOT have another chance to print the Article.


How do I get my corporation number?

After you have finished filing, you will see a button; that will allow you to view your Certificate for Article of Incorporation. On this page you will be given your corporation number, along with the Time of Transaction.


Why is another organization collecting fees for the Secretary of State?

Kansas.gov is acting as an agent for Secretary of State. We will collect payment and demographic information before passing that along to the Secretary of State.


What if my PC crashes during my session?

All information will be lost. You will need to start over from the beginning.


When will I get a copy of my Article of Incorporation that I filed or amended?

At the end of your session, you will view a page listing all of you transactions. At this page you will need to click the "appropriate link"; this will display the page with your official Article of Incorporation information. THIS IS YOUR FILING. PLEASE PRINT THIS PAGE.


Where do I get the forms to file a General Partnership, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, Limited Liability Company, or Corporation?

Forms to file a specific structure can be found on the Secretary of State’s Web site at http://www.sos.ks.gov/


I will be filing as a corporation and want to see if the name has been used?

You can search the corporate database for a listing of Kansas Corporations at http://www.kansas.gov/bess/


I am looking for financing for my new business? Are there any loans or grants available?

The Kansas Department of Commerce does not have grants available for new businesses, and we are not a lending facility. We suggest that you contact the Small Business Administration, or one of the Small Business Development Centers for more information on financing for your business.



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