Welcome to the Montana Secretary of State’s Business Services Division

Business Services Testimonial
Julie Listoe

“I want to thank you for your professionalism and immense patience with me.  It has been tough on small businesses and in particular the tour industry.” – Lily Moore

Pam Bourassa

Pam helped me today on the phone and was extremely helpful with my inc papers…I want to reach out and personally let you know how friendly and helpful she was and to tell you how glad I am that she was the one that helped me…shout out to Pam B!!!


“THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!  That was the easiest annual report I’ve ever had to file.  I appreciate you making the [] web so much easier to navigate.  HUGE improvement!  Kudos to you and your staff!” – Melissa Ross


“I received the email notice for filing the 2022 Annual Report for my business today which is due April 15th.  The link led me to a very user-friendly site which allowed me to update, file and submit payment for the 2022 Annual Report in just minutes.  I am not a very ‘techy’ person and usually dread the task of computerized updates.  I want to thank the Secretary of State office for providing such an easy process to file.” – Kelly Manzer


“I am writing today to say thank you.  Our business Big Sky Makery, Inc. is our first business, and as such, everything we encounter is a first.  Our desire is to be ultra compliant with all business matters as we are proud of our business and proud to be in Montana. We discovered yesterday, by accident, that our corporation had been issued or put into an involuntary dissolution status. Your office was present, informative and courteous. I received instructions on how to resolve the matter and was directed to your website. The site is perfectly manageable. Because of your expeditious service we are able to proceed today with another pressing matter. You literally made us whole within hours.”

Business Services Testimonial
Steph Kuster

“I would like to extend my deepest appreciation for your help today. Please pass this compliment on to your supervisor. You were so accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, and within minutes, you emailed the necessary documents needed. You totally relieved my anxiety and frustration of the issue at hand. A big thank you for a great job done!”  Patty Fisher

Business Services Testimonial
Laura Nicolai

Thank you for your thoughtfulness, courtesy and professionalism today to assist me.  Your service, first on phone, and your warm welcome at your office deserves a standing ovation.  I greatly admire everyone that I have met informally and formally that work with the Secretary of State.  Your efforts today will long be remembered.  Bravo!” – Cynthia Tsai

Business Services Testimonial
Melissa Lutgen

“I just wanted to thank you for the very complete and concise instructions you provided.  I have already submitted everything and will have us back in good standing within 7 to 10 business days.  It was a pleasure to deal with your office, and being a new business owner, this was a learning experience.  Thanks for helping us do what we needed to do.” – Terry Kantner

Business Services Testimonial
Roberta Rehbein

I want to complement you on Roberta. I am disabled & she did an awesome job helping me through the process. I give her a 6 on a scale of 1-5. She did superlatively. I was on the verge of tears when she picked up the phone. She helped me immensely.

Business Services Testimonial
Julie Listoe

I wanted to take the time to say that you have a star employee in the form of Julie Listoe. She helped me today in getting my business reinstated. I had gone online (before talking to her) and spent hours trying to get through the system, but no luck !  So I called your office, thinking I would be on hold indefinitely or a message to call back at a later time. But neither of those things happened. Julie answered right away and came to the rescue. She walked me through, step-by-step as to what needed to be done and within a short period of time, I was back in business. Julie was patient, professional and very helpful. And she eliminated many layers of expected frustration. In my mind, she was a magician, a true Houdini. You are lucky to have her!” – Patrick Schruth


Visit our business portal to search your business entity.


UCC, EFS, Title 71 liens, forms, login, search and file.


Additional resources, Frequently Asked Questions, & Fees.


Business registrations, reserve a business name, or register a trademark.


LLCs and Corporations must file an annual report each year. Late fees apply after April 15th.


Visit our portal to renew, amend, or cancel your existing business or trademark.


Search for and select your business name or folder number.


Click File My Annual Report to review your current business information on file.


If there are no changes, you will go directly to the payment screen without logging in.

EZ as 1, 2, 3… Search, Click, Pay. 90% of our businesses filing annual reports make no changes to their information. Montana SOS allows these filings with no changes to previous information to simply search their business, click to enter an expedited portal and pay without having to log in.

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