Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

FOREIGN CORPORATIONS

Acquiring organizations, defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.011

Addresses

Annual renewal, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.14

Certificates of authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06, 2018 303.08

Changes, filing, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.29

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.02

Service of process, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25

Withdrawal applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Administrators of estates, foreign corporations acting as, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Agents of corporation, see Registered agents under this topic

Agricultural land, acquisition of title, Minn. Statutes 2018 500.221

Annual renewal, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.14

Annual reports

Failure to file, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.17

Foreign nonprofit corporations, exception, Minn. Statutes 2018 317A.061

Answers, time, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25

Articles of incorporation, defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.011, 2018 303.02

Assistant secretary, execution by

Certificates of authority, applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06

Registered office or agents, statements of change, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.10

Withdrawal applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Assumed names, see ASSUMED NAMES

Audits and examinations, tax audits, Minn. Statutes 2018 270C.31

Bank accounts, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Banks and banking

Corporate names, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05

Engaging in, limitations, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.04

Board of directors

Approvals by, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.621

Meetings, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Resolutions by, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05, 2018 303.10

Business combinations

Exchanges, see same under this topic

Mergers, see same under this topic

Business transactions

Banking, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.04, 2018 303.05

Ceasing, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16, 2018 303.17

Certificates of authority, see same under this topic

Exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Fees, reports, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.22

Service of process deemed as, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25

Torts deemed as, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25

Business trusts, see BUSINESS TRUSTS

Capital stock, see Shares under this topic

Certificates and certification

Authority, see Certificates of authority under this topic

Business transactions not authorized, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.23

Certificates of existence, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.08

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.11

Prima facie evidence, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.23

Certificates of authority

Applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06, 2018 303.08

Attorney general, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.18

Cancellation, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.18

Contents, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.08

Defaults, notice requirements, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.17, 2018 303.18

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 319B.02

Failure to obtain, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.20

Fines, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.19

Forfeiture, Agriculture Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 28A.0753

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05

License fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.07

Notices, filing, defined as updates, Minn. Statutes 2018 319B.02

Reinstatement, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03, 2018 303.19

Requirement, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Revocation, Minn. Statutes 2018 270C.721, 2018 303.17

Secretary of state, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.17, 2018 303.19

Certificates of existence, filing, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06, 2018 303.08

Certified copies, alternate names, resolutions approving, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05

Certifying to

Business transactions not authorized, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.23

Certificates of authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.08, 2018 303.17, 2018 303.19

Withdrawal from state, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Collection agencies, financial reports and records, Minn. Statutes 2018 332.42

Complaints, answers, time, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25

Consent, indistinguishable names

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.115

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.0108

Limited partnerships, Minn. Statutes 2018 321.0108

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 317A.115

Consolidations

With business corporations, names, use, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.115

With nonprofit corporations, names, use, Minn. Statutes 2018 317A.115

Constituent organizations

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.011

Foreign corporations defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.1001

Foreign limited liability company defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 322.03

Contested cases, tax noncompliance orders, Minn. Statutes 2018 270C.721

Contracts and agreements

Certificates of authority, failure to obtain, effect, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.20

Deemed business transactions, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25

Cooperative associations

Election of application, Minn. Statutes 2018 308A.141

Names, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05

Corporate names

Annual renewal, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.14

Certificates of authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06, 2018 303.08

Changes, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.11, 2018 303.17

Continuing, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.115

Distinguishing

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.115

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2018 308A.121

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.0108

Limited partnerships, Minn. Statutes 2018 321.0108

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 317A.115

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05

Mergers, see same under this topic

Registered office or agents, changes, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.29, 2018 303.10

Reorganizations, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.115, 2018 317A.115, 2018 322C.0108

Reserved names, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.117, 2018 317A.117

Revoked corporations, names available in electronic format, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.17

Successor corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.115, 2018 317A.115

Withdrawal applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Debt collection, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Definitions

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.011

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2018 308A.005

Foreign Corporation Act, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.02

Insurance law, Minn. Statutes 2018 60A.02

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.0102, 2018 322C.1001

Professional firms, Minn. Statutes 2018 319B.02

Property taxes, Minn. Statutes 2018 272.03

Unemployment Insurance Law, Minn. Statutes 2018 268.035

Directors, see Board of directors under this topic

Dissenters' rights, business corporations, mergers or exchanges with, payment agreements, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.651

Dissolution

Certificates, filing, withdrawal from state, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Certifying to secretary of state, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.11

Domestic corporations, see BUSINESS CORPORATIONS

Employers, foreign corporations defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 268.035

Exchanges

With business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.651

With limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.0108, 2018 322C.1002

Executors, foreign corporations acting as, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Fees

Annual fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.22

Foreign nonprofit corporations, exception, Minn. Statutes 2018 317A.061

Reinstated certificates of authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.19, 2018 303.20

Firms, foreign corporations defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 319B.02

Foreign Corporation Act, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.01 to 2018 303.24

Foreign firms, foreign corporations defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 319B.02

Foreign limited liability partnerships, see under LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS

Foreign nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 317A.061, 2018 317A.651

Foreign operating corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 290.17

Foreign professional firms, see under PROFESSIONAL FIRMS

Franchises, violations, service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2018 80C.20

Fraternal benefit societies, see Foreign or alien societies under FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES

Fraud, certificates of authority, cancellation, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.18

Guardians and conservators, foreign corporations acting as, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Income and franchise taxes

Returns, filing, Minn. Statutes 2018 290.17

State income tax, jurisdiction not established, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Unitary businesses, definitions, treatment of income, Minn. Statutes 2018 290.17

Injunctions, prohibited corporate names, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05

Insurance corporations, see Foreign insurance companies under INSURANCE COMPANIES

Internet service providers, see under INTERNET

Investments in

Insurance companies, Minn. Statutes 2018 60L.07

Iranian investments, divestiture of, Minn. Statutes 2018 11A.244

Life insurance companies, Minn. Statutes 2018 61A.29

Jurisdiction, prohibited corporate names, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05

Laws, amendment or repeal, legislature, rights, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.24

Lawsuits

Attorney general, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.20

Business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Certificates of authority, cancellation, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.18

Corporations without certificates of authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.20

Jurisdiction, Minn. Statutes 2018 491A.01, 2018 543.19

Mode of prosecution, Minn. Statutes 2018 316.01

Prohibited actions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.20, 2018 316.01

Security for costs, Minn. Statutes 2018 549.18

Liability

Internet service providers, search warrants, Minn. Statutes 2018 626.18

Surviving corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.1005

Licenses, see Certificates of authority under this topic

Limited liability partnerships, see Foreign limited liability partnerships under LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS

Loans by, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Loans to, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Loss of right to do business, political contributions, violations, effect, Minn. Statutes 2018 211B.15

Meetings, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Mergers

Certificates, filing, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16, 2018 303.17

Certifying to secretary of state, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.11

With business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.115, 2018 302A.651

With limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.0108, 2018 322C.1002

With nonprofit corporations, names, use, Minn. Statutes 2018 317A.115

Mortgages

Business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Violations, certificates of authority, revocation, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.17

Motor carriers, see MOTOR CARRIERS

Motor vehicles, ownership

Reciprocity, motor vehicle registration taxes, Minn. Statutes 2018 168.181

Resident control, presumption, Minn. Statutes 2018 297B.07

Mutual fire insurance companies, see under FIRE INSURANCE

Names

Corporate names, see same under this topic

Registered names, see Corporate names under this topic

Reserved names, see Corporate names under this topic

Trade names, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05

Nonprofit corporations, see Foreign nonprofit corporations under NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS

Nonprofit health service plan corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 62C.08, 2018 62C.12

Officers

Assistant secretary, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06, 2018 303.10, 2018 303.16

Certificates of authority, applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06

President, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06, 2018 303.10, 2018 303.16

Secretary, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06, 2018 303.10, 2018 303.16

Service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25

Vice-president, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06, 2018 303.10, 2018 303.16

Offices, see Registered offices under this topic

Organizations, foreign corporations defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.011

Parent corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.011, 2018 302A.621

Payments by

Annual renewal fee, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.14

Annual reports, fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.21

Fees, failure to pay, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.17

Instruments, filing fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.21

License fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.07, 2018 303.22

Service of process fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25

Withdrawal application fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Personal property, interest in, holding, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Petitions by, shares, fair valuation, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.473

Political contributions, see Corporate political contributions under CONTRIBUTIONS

Powers, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.09

President, execution by

Certificates of authority, applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06

Registered office or agents, statements of change, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.10

Withdrawal applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Professional firms, see PROFESSIONAL FIRMS

Real property, interest in, holding, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Receivers

Execution by, withdrawal applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Foreign corporations acting as, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.755, 2018 308A.951, 2018 317A.755

Records and record keeping

Collection agencies, Minn. Statutes 2018 332.42

Secretary of state, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.08

Tax audits, Minn. Statutes 2018 270C.31

Registered agents

Annual renewal, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.14

Certificates of authority, application requirements, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06

Foreign corporations acting as

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2018 308A.025

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.0802

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 317A.121

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.36, 2018 303.10

Service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25, 2018 303.13, 2018 303.16

Statements of change, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.29, 2018 303.10

Vacancies, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.10, 2018 303.17

Registered names, see Corporate names under this topic

Registered offices

Addresses, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.02

Annual renewal, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.14

Certificates of authority, applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06

Relocation, filing, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.10

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.10

Statements of change, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.29, 2018 303.10

Reorganizations

With business corporations, names, use, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.115

With limited liability companies, names, use, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.0108

With nonprofit corporations, names, use, Minn. Statutes 2018 317A.115

Reports given

Annual reports, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.17, 2018 303.22, 2018 317A.061

Business activities report not established, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Reserved names, see Corporate names under this topic

Residential care homes, see RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES

Rights and privileges, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.09

Secretary, execution by

Certificates of authority, applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06

Registered office or agents, statements of change, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.10

Withdrawal applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Securities and security interests, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Service of process on

Certificates of authority, applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06

Franchises, violations, Minn. Statutes 2018 80C.22

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25, 2018 303.13

Process, defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.02

Secretary of state, agent for service of process, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25, 2018 303.25

Surviving foreign corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.1005

Workers' compensation petitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 176.295

Shareholders

Dissenters' rights, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.651

Meetings, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Votes and voting, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.447

Shares

Cooperative associations, acquisition by, Minn. Statutes 2018 308A.201

Defined as personal property, Minn. Statutes 2018 272.03

Stock, defined as personal property, Minn. Statutes 2018 272.03

Signatures, notice, election of professional firm status, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.115

Stock, see Shares under this topic

Stockholders, see Shareholders under this topic

Subsidiaries, defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.011

Successor corporations, corporate names, use, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.115, 2018 317A.115

Summonses, lawsuits, commencement, Minn. Statutes 2018 316.01

Surviving corporations

Company names, use, limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.0108

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.011

Foreign corporations defined as, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.1001

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.1005

Surviving organizations, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.011

Tax returns, income and franchise taxes, filing, Minn. Statutes 2018 290.17

Torts, deemed business transactions, Minn. Statutes 2018 5.25

Trade names, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05

Transacting business, see Business transactions under this topic

Trust associations, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.02, 2018 303.25

Trustees

Execution by, withdrawal applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Foreign corporations acting as, business transactions, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.03

Vice-president, execution by

Certificates of authority, applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.06

Registered office or agents, statements of change, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.10

Withdrawal applications, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Violations and penalties

Certificates of authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.05, 2018 303.17, 2018 303.18, 2018 303.20

Correction of violations, time allowed, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.17, 2018 303.18

Withdrawal, Minn. Statutes 2018 303.16

Workers' compensation petitions, service of process, Minn. Statutes 2018 176.295