Mississippi Business Filing Guide
Mississippi Frequently Asked Questions
The Mississippi Secretary of State requires all filings to be mailed in. You send it in to:
MS Secretary of State
PO Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205
Who has to sign Mississippi business filings?
Business filings with the Mississippi SOS must be signed by a member, manager or organizer of an LLC, or the incorporator or an officer of a corporation.
The Mississippi registered agents signature must be on filings, but the signature does not have to be an original. For your convenience, all the forms you may need to file with the Mississippi Secretary of State are pre-signed in your online account. You just have to look in the resource section of your online account, pick the appropriate type of business entity you are forming, and you’ll see our signature on the forms. IF YOU’RE USING AN APPLE computer, you have to download and open the PDFs with Adobe Reader to see our signature. There’s a link in your account to download Adobe Reader.
Mississippi annual reports:
Domestic Mississippi LLCs and corporations can file them online. Foreign LLCs and corporations in Mississippi must mail their annual reports in, but must either go online to print the form out or call the MS SOS to have a form mailed to them. For profit businesses, Mississippi annual reports are due April 15th starting the year after the business was formed.
Here are the links to file annual reports:
When to file with Mississippi Secretary of State:
The Secretary of State website is often broken. We recommend trying only during business hours. Often they are trying to fix it after hours and you’ll find yourself trying to do a filing, you get almost through it, and then click a button and the whole site just tanks. For your own sanity, try to use the website only during normal business hours.