INSTRUCTIONS: MN CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME REGISTRATION
This form is not required for all businesses in the state of Minnesota. If a person has a business under a name that is not their full legal name, they need to file this form. For example, if a person has a business called “White Roofing” and not “John White Roofing,” they need to file this form. A partnership has to file this form if the name does not contain the full legal name of each partner. Corporations may have to file this form in some cases as well.
“MN Certificate of Assumed Name Registration Step 1”
In section 1, provide the exact assumed name the business has chosen to use and as it appears under the Secretary of State.
“MN Certificate of Assumed Name Registration Step 2”
Provide the street address for the business or a rural route and rural box number. A Minnesota address should be the first address used, but a business can use an out-of-state address if the principal office is in another state.
“MN Certificate of Assumed Name Registration Step 3”
In section 3, provide a name and street address for all the people operating the business the assumed name. If the owner is a corporation, LLC, or limited partnership performing business under an assumed name, provide the organization’s legal name and primary office address in section 3.
“MN Certificate of Assumed Name Registration Step 4”
At least one signature from a name listed in section 3 or the signature of an authorized agent is required.
“MN Certificate of Assumed Name Registration Step 5”
Below the signature, the filing party needs to provide an email address where the Secretary of State can send important notices. Check the box if you want excluded from certain emails with bulk data. Also, provide a name and telephone number for a person the Secretary of State can contact about the form.
“MN Certificate of Assumed Name Registration Step 6”
This form requires a filing fee of $30.00. Provide a check made payable to MN Secretary of State. You can mail or hand-deliver the form to the following address:
Minnesota Secretary of State – Business Services
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
St Paul, MN 55103