Minnesota Secretary Of State - How to Create an Account
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How to Create an Account

In order to register your business with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, you will need to create an Online Account. 

Please Note: As of December 8, 2014 an Online Account is required to complete online filings.  Any Online Accounts created prior to this date are no longer valid.  The Online Account is simply a username and password to complete online filings or orders.  You may use one Online Account to complete filings/orders on the Business and Liens system.

1. The creation of an online account is a one-time process. To create an online account:

  • Go to this page to Create an Account
  • Enter your email address in the email address field
  • Create a password you can remember. (See password requirements below)
  • Click on the box to accept the terms and conditions.
  • Click "create online account"

Passwords must:

  • be a minimum of 8 characters in length
  • contain at least one uppercase letter
  • contain at least one lowercase letter
  • password must contain at least one number

2. Wait for a confirmation email from business.services@state.mn.us (link valid for 24 hours).

If you don't get an email within 24 hours, check your spam folder. If you still don't receive one, give us a call at: 651-296-2803

3. Next, confirm your email address:

  • When you receive the email, click the link within the email or right click the link and select 'open hyperlink'.
  • This will take you to a screen where you can enter your email address and password you created in step 1. This step DOES NOT log you into the site, it is simply to confirm that we have the correct email for you.

4. Login to the site.

You may now use the same email address and password to login to the site.



Note About Financial transactions through USBank:

The USBank website will ask for a User ID and Password.  This is NOT the same username and password used for the Secretary of State's website and is NOT associated with your personal or business bank account.

The USBank website is for completing electronic payments through the Secretary of State. The User ID and Password on the USBank website is NOT REQUIRED. You may click on “Pay Without Registering” to continue to make a payment without signing in to USBank.