How to File Wyoming Articles of Incorporation

If you want to start a Wyoming corporation, you will need to file Articles of Incorporation with the Wyoming Secretary of State. To do this, you will need to download the form, properly fill it out, and mail it to the SOS office.

Download Wyoming Articles of Incorporation

Wyoming’s business forms are very simple and straightforward. This is one of the advantages of forming a Wyoming corporation. The filings are easy to understand.

Articles of Incorporation include the following information:

  • Corporation name
  • Name and physical address of your registered agent
  • Mailing address of the corporation
  • Principal office address
  • Number and class of shares of authorized stock
  • Incorporators names and addresses
  • Contact information

When you file Wyoming Articles of Incorporation, you will need to appoint a Wyoming registered agent. The registered agent will sign for service of process (notice of a lawsuit) and forward it to you in the event your company becomes involved in a lawsuit.

The principal office address is the physical location where your corporate records and financial books are kept.

Authorized stock is the total amount of stock you are creating for your corporation. This is slightly different from issued stock. You can authorize as much stock as you want, but you are not required to issue all of it to shareholders. Stock will be issued at the Initial Shareholders Meeting.

The incorporator(s) is the individual preparing the form. This can be you, or it can be anyone else that you authorize to do so.

Once the Wyoming Articles of Incorporation are properly complete, you can mail or hand deliver the document to the Wyoming Secretary of State. You must include a check or money order for $100, made payable to: Wyoming Secretary of State.

The address is:

Wyoming Secretary of State
State Capitol Building, Room 110
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020

There is no online filing, and you cannot fax the document.

There are no expedite options. Wyoming processes all business documents within 3 to 5 business days.