Common Reasons Documents Are Returned

Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

  • Name
    • Name not available for use because it is not distinguishable from another existing corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company.
    • Name not uniformly stated throughout the document.
    • The name does not include a statutory required designation, such as Corp. or L.L.C.
    • Name is not available because the words in the name are restricted or prohibited from use by another statute.
  • Address
    • An incorrect or incomplete address is submitted.  Document must include street address, city or town, state and zip code.
  • Registered Office
    • Registered office different on the document than on the records.
    • No street address for resident agent; only P.O. Box.
    • A foreign corporation does not provide for a registered office in this state.
  • Resident Agent
    • Does not provide for a resident agent.
  • Improper form
    • Improper form for the transaction reported.
  • Incorrect Fee
    • Incorrect fee submitted with the form.
    • Check not made out to the "State of Michigan"
    • Check has not been signed.
  • Signatures
    • The required signatures are missing, improper, or not the original
    • An officer other than the one required by statute has signed.
  • Purpose Clause
    • The purpose clause is too broad for a nonprofit corporation, a professional service corporation, a professional service limited liability company, or a foreign corporation or limited liability company.
    • An all purpose clause in nonprofit articles of incorporation instead of specific purpose.
  • Shares
    • Number of shares to be authorized is not listed.