Kansas Secretary of State

The Kansas Secretary of State operates the Business Filing Center, which registers business entities, trademarks and handles trade names and liens made pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code.


The Kansas Secretary of State is a ministerial filing office that files business entity documents and uniform commercial code documents and makes them available to the public. Documents to form a business entity (i.e. articles of incorporation, certificate of limited partnership, etc.) are filed with the secretary of state, and subsequent filings, such as amendments, mergers, dissolutions and annual reports, may also be filed with the SOS. The SOS does not offer business advice and does not regulate companies. Persons forming business entities and filing documents with the SOS must seek financial or legal advice from a professional.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
Contact Information
Business Services
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-4570