Welcome to the Corporations Division

  • The Corporations Division promotes economic development and growth by facilitating the formation of business entities in Michigan. The Division provides services that enable corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships to be formed, and for foreign entities to obtain a certificate of authority to transact business.


News and Announcements

  • The email sent by the Corporations Division on March 12, 2019 advising customers that the profit annual report due May 15 could be filed online incorrectly stated the year 2018. The email notice is for the 2019 report due May 15, 2019, and customers that received the email notice will receive an updated notice.  We apologize for the error.

  • Corporations Online Filing System (COFS) Tips & Tricks PDF icon
  • If you are submitting a document for an existing entity, then the first step is to log-in to the system with the entity’s pre-assigned Customer ID Number (CID) and PIN. If you have forgotten the CID or PIN, please visit our CID/PIN Recovery Page to obtain that information.

  • Corporations Online Filings User Manual PDF icon