CSCL/CD-502 (Rev. 09/21)
Date Received
This document is effective on the date filed, unless a
subsequent effective date within 90 days after received
date is stated in the document.
City State ZIP Code
Document will be returned to the name and address you enter above.
If left blank, document will be returned to the registered office.
For use by Domestic Nonprofit Corporations
(Please read information and instructions on the last page)
Pursuant to the provisions of Act 162, Public Acts of 1982, the undersigned corporation executes the following Articles:
The name of the corporation is:
The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is formed are:
The corporation is formed upon a
(Stock or Nonstock)
2. If formed on a stock basis, the total number of shares the corporation has authority to issue is
. If the shares are or are to be divided into
classes, the designation of each class, the number of shares in each class, and the relative rights, preferences and
limitations of the shares of each class to the extent that the designations, numbers, relative rights, preferences, and
limitations have been determined are as follows:
3. a. If formed on a nonstock basis, the description and value of its real property assets are: (if none, insert "none")
b. The description and value of its personal property assets are: (if none, insert "none")
c. The corporation is to be financed under the following general plan:
The corporation is formed on a
(Membership or Directorship)
2. The address of its registered office in Michigan is:
3. The mailing address of the registered office in Michigan if different than above:
, Michigan
(Street Address or PO Box) (City)
(ZIP Code)
1. The name of the resident agent at the registered office is:
, Michigan
(Street Address) (City)
(ZIP Code)
The name(s) and address(es) of the incorporator(s) is (are) as follows:
Name Residence or Business Address
Use space below for additional Articles or for continuation of previous Articles. Please identify any Article being continued or
added. Attach additional pages if needed.
I, (We), the incorporator(s) sign my (our) name(s) this
day of ,
Submit with check or money order by mail:
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau
s Division
P.O. Box 30054
Lansing, MI 48909
To submit in person:
2407 N Grand River Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
Telephone: (517) 241-6470
Fees may be paid by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American
Express or Discover when delivered in person to our office.
COFS (Corporations Online Filings System):
This document may be completed and submitted online at
Fees may be paid by VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.
LARA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids, services and other reasonable accommodations are
upon request to individuals with disabilities.
This form may be used to draft your Articles of Incorporation. A document required or permitted to be filed under the act cannot be
filed unless it contains the minimum information required by the act. The format provided contains only the minimal information
required to make the document fil
eable and may not meet your needs. This is a legal document and agency staff cannot provide legal
Submit one original of this document. Upon filing, the document will be added to the records of the Corporations, Securities &
Commercial Licensing Bureau. The original will be returned to your registered office address, unless you enter a different address in the
box on the front of this document.
Since this document will be maintained on electronic format, it is important that the filing be legible. Documents with poor black and
white contrast, or otherwise illegible, will be rejected.
11. FEES: Make remittance payable to the State of Michigan. Include corporation name on check or money order.
FILING AND FRANCHISE FEE.........................................................................................................................$20.00
Preparer's Name
Business Telephone Number ( )
10. The Articles must be signed in ink by each incorporator listed in Article V. However, if there are 3 or more incorporators,
they may, by resolution adopted at the organizational meeting by a written instrument, designate one of them to sign the Articles of
Incorporation on behalf of all of them. In such event, these Articles of Incorporation must be accompanied by a
copy of the resolution
duly certified by the acting secretary at the organizational meeting and a statement must be placed in the articles incorporating that
resolution into them.
9. This document is effective on the date endorsed "filed"
by the Bureau. A later effective date, no more than 90 days after
the date of delivery, may be stated as an additional article.
Article V - The Act requires one or more incorporators. Educational corporations are required to have at least three (3) incorporators.
The address(es) should include a street number and name (or other designation), city and state.
7. Article IV - A post office box may not be designated as the address of the registered office.
6. A domestic nonprofit corporation may be formed on either a membership or directorship basis. A membership corporation
entitles the members to vote in determining corporate action. If formed on a directorship basis, the corporation may have
members but they may not vote and corporate action is determined by the Board of Directors.
5. Article III - The corporation must be formed on a stock or nonstock basis. Complete Article III(2) or III(3) as appropriate, but not both.
Real pr
operty assets are items such as land and buildings. Personal property assets are items such as cash, equipment, fixtures, etc.
The dollar value and description must be included. If there is no real and/or
personal property, write in "none"
4 . Article II - The purpose for which the corporation is formed must be included. It is not sufficient to state that the
corporation may engage in any activity within the purpose for which corporations may be formed under the Act.
3. This document is to be used pursuant to the provisions of Act 162, P.A. of 1982, by one or
more persons for the purpose of
forming a domestic nonprofit corporation.
Veterans: Pursuant to MCL 450.3060(5), if a majority of the initial members of a membership corporation, initial directors of a
directorship corporation, or initial shareholders of a stock corporation, as applicable, are, or if applicable the initial members, initial
directors, or initial shareholders will be, individuals who served in the armed forces and were separated from that s
ervice with an
honorable character of service or under honorable conditions (general) character of service, you may contact the Corporations Division
regarding a fee waiver.
Documents that are endorsed filed are available at If the submitted document is not fileable, the
notice of refusal to
file and document will be available at the Rejected Filings Search website at
Optional expedited service.
Expedited review and filing, if fileable, is available for all documents for profit corporations, limited
liability companies, limited partnerships and nonprofit corporations.
The nonrefundable expedited service fee is in addition to the regular fees applicable to the specific
Please complete a separate CSCL/CD-272 form for expedited service for each document submitted
in person
or by mail.
24-hour service - $50 for formation documents and applications for certificate of authority.
24-hour service - $100 for any document concerning an existing entity.
Same day service
Same day - $100 for formation documents and applications for certificate of
Same day - $200 for any document concerning an existing entity.
Review completed on day of receipt. Document and request for same day expedited
service must be received by 1 p.m. EST OR EDT.
Two hour - $500
Review completed within two hours on day of receipt. Document and request for two hour
expedited service must be received by 3 p.m. EST OR EDT.
One hour - $1000
Review completed within one hour on day of receipt. Document and request for 1 hour
expedited service must be received by 4 p.m. EST OR EDT.
Documents submitted by mail are delivered to a remote location for receipts processing and are
then forwarded to the Corporation
Division for review. Day of receipt for mailed expedited service
requests is the day the Corporations Division receives the request.
Rev. 09/21