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Chapter 351

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  351.657.  Abstract of corporate or registration record, fee — certification by secretary of state, fee — no fees, who — public inspection authorized — information by telephone, what given. — 1.  The secretary of state shall, upon receipt of a written or electronic request and a fee of five dollars, furnish to the person or governmental agency so requesting an abstract of the corporate or registration record of any business entity registered in the secretary of state's office.  Such abstract shall be in concise form and may contain the information contained in one or more annual corporation registration reports or any other document filed by the corporation.  The abstract shall contain:

  (1)  The name of the business entity;

  (2)  The principal place of business, if known;

  (3)  The registered agent and registered office; and

  (4)  The current status of the business entity.

  2.  The secretary of state shall certify an abstract of such record upon written request therefor.  The fee for such certification shall be five dollars in addition to the fee required for furnishing an abstract record as provided in subsection 1 of this section.  The certification shall be made under the seal of the office of the secretary of state.

  3.  The secretary of state shall also, in accordance with rules promulgated by him, make available for public inspection and copying during regular office hours all papers filed in the office of secretary of state relative to any corporation or business concern the filings of which are administered by him.

  4.  No fee as herein provided shall apply to any agency or department of the state of Missouri.

  5.  The secretary of state shall furnish without charge information over the phone concerning corporate status, registered agent and incorporation date and withdrawal date only of any corporation licensed to do business in this state.

  6.  The secretary of state may in his discretion make a preclearance examination and report upon any document proposed to be filed with the secretary of state, and may charge a fee therefor not in excess of fifty dollars.

  7.  After initial incorporation the secretary of state may at his discretion permit the filing of any certificate or other paper without first requiring payment of the fees required by any provision of this chapter.


(L. 1969 H.B. 422, A.L. 1975 S.B. 14, A.L. 1978 S.B. 755, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1436, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1664)

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