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Kansas Non Profit Articles of Incorporation Form

In the case of wanting to create a limited partnership in the State of Kansas, the following form has to be completed and submitted along with a $20 fee.

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Instructions Page 1 of 1	
Contact:  
Kansas Office of the Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594	 	
(785) 296-4564
kssos@sos.ks.gov
www.sos.ks.gov	
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Instructions:	   	
Not-For-Profit Corporation 	 	
Articles of Incorporation	
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K.S.A	. 17-6002	Rev. 12/27/10 jdr	
All information on the articles of incorporation must be complete and accompanied by the correct filing fee or the 
document will not be accepted for filing.
1. FILING FEE:  	The filing fee for this document is 	$20	. 	
2. PAYMENT:  	Please enclose a check or money order payable to the Secretary of State. Articles received without the 	
appropriate fee will not be accepted for filing. Please do not send cash.  	Also, to expedite processing, please 	
do not use staples on your documents or to attach checks.
3. CORPORATION NAME:	 A word of incorporation must be included in the name per K.S.A. 17-6002\
. Kansas Statutes 	
can be reviewed at www.kslegislature.org.
4. 	RESIDENT AGENT:	 The resident agent is a person or entity that is authorized to accept service of process (lawsuits) 	
on behalf of the business entity. This does not necessarily mean that the agent himself/herself is being sued, but 
that he/she has the authority and responsibility to accept service of pr\
ocess on behalf of the business.
5. 	REGISTERED OFFICE:	 The registered office is the address where the resident agent is located.	
6. 	MAILING ADDRESS:	  The mailing address is where you would like to receive official mail from the Secretary of 	
State’s office.      
7. 	INCORPORATORS:	 An incorporator can be either an individual or a business. This person \
or entity is responsible 	
for the formation of the business created by this filing. The incorporator is not necessarily the owner and his/her 
role in the business may cease as soon as the filing is made. 
8. DIRECTORS:	 The directors section (question 9) must be completed if the incorporator’s power terminates once 	
the document is filed.
9. 	SIGNATURES:	 If the incorporator is an individual, the signature must match exactly the name listed in the 	
incorporator’s section (question 8). If the incorporator is a business, the signature of an individual authorized to 
sign for the business would be required. Do not enter the business name in the signature field. 
NOTICE: 	Not-for-profit Corporations do not automatically qualify for exemption from federal taxes.  In order 	
to qualify for exemption, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires that the articles of incorporation contain 
certain provisions.  This form does not contain these requisite provisions.  You may refer to section 501(c)3 of the 
Internal Revenue Code or contact the IRS at (800) 829-3676 for a copy of the IRS publication 557 or download 
the publication at www.irs.gov.  
STAY UP-TO-DATE ON YOUR ORGANIZATION’S STATUS, ANNUAL REPORT DUE DATE AND CONTACT ADDRESSES BY GOING 
TO WWW.SOS.KS.GOV.  UNDER QUICK LINKS, SELECT SEARCH BUSINESS ENTITY INFORMATION. 
NOTICE: 	There is a $25 service fee for all checks returned by your financial institution.	 	
All information must be completed or this document will not be accepted for filing.  	
Save time and money by filing your articles of incorporation online at ww\
w.sos.ks.gov

Above space is for office use only.	
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________	_	
_______________________________________	
CONTACT:	  Kansas Office of the Secretary of State	
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 S.W. 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594	 	
(785) 296-4564
kssos@sos.ks.gov
www.sos.ks.gov	
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KANSAS SECRETARY OF STATE
Not-For-Profit Articles 
of Incorporation	
INSTRUCTIONS:  	All information must be completed or this document will not be accepted for filing. 	 	
Please read instructions sheet before completing.	i	
________________________________________________________________________\
_______________	_  	   Name           Street Address
______________________________________	Kansas	_________________________________________	__ 	   City                                State                      Zip                                                      
________________________________________________________________________\
_______________	_  	   Attention Name          Address
________________________________________________________________________\
______________	_ 	   City                                State                      Zip                            Country                          	
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1.  Name of the corporation:
2.  Name of the resident agent and address of the registered office in Kansas:Address must be a street addressA P.O. box is unacceptable
3.  Mailing address:Address will be used to send official mail from the Secretary of State’s office
4.  	Tax closing month:	
K.S.A	. 17-6002	Rev. 12/27/10 jdr
5.  Nature of corporation’s business or purpose:	________________________________________________________________________\
_______________	_	
__________  shares of  __________  stock, class  __________  par value of  __________  dollars each
__________  shares of  __________  stock, class  __________  par value of  __________  dollars each  
__________  shares of  __________  stock, class  __________  without nominal or par value 
__________  shares of  __________  stock, class  __________  without nominal or par value	
6.  Will this corporation have the authority to issue capital stock?  	
*If applicable, state any designations, powers, rights, limitations or r\
estrictions applicable to any class 
or any special grant of authority to be given to the board of directors:\
________________________________________________________________________\
_______________	_	
 YES	            	NO 	
   	If yes	, the total number of shares authorized:	 	
7.  Are the conditions of membership fixed by bylaws:	
 YES	            	NO	    	
________________________________________________________________________\
_____________	___	
If no	, state the conditions of membership:

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9.  Name and mailing address of the board of directors:This must be completed if the incorporator’s power terminates once this document is filed
If additional space is needed please provide an attachment	
   _____________________________________________________________________\
________________	__  	 Name 
________________________________________________________________________\
____________	___	_ 	 Mailing address                                 City                                        State                  Zip               Country               
   _____________________________________________________________________\
_________________	_  	 Name 
________________________________________________________________________\
________________	_	 Mailing address                                 City                                        State              Zip                Country                 
   _____________________________________________________________________\
______________	___	 Name 
________________________________________________________________________\
________________	_  	 Mailing address                                 City                                        State                Zip               Country    
1)
2)
3)	
8.  Name and mailing address of each incorporator:Do not leave blank
If additional space is needed please provide an attachment	
   _____________________________________________________________________\
________________	__  	 Name 
________________________________________________________________________\
____________	___	_ 	 Mailing address                                 City                                        State                  Zip               Country               
   _____________________________________________________________________\
_________________	_  	 Name 
________________________________________________________________________\
________________	_	 Mailing address                                 City                                        State              Zip                Country                 
   _____________________________________________________________________\
______________	__	_	 Name 
________________________________________________________________________\
________________	_  	 Mailing address                                 City                                        State                Zip               Country    
1)
2)
3)	
10.  Duration of the corporation:	Perpetual
Date the corporation will cease	_____________________________	_ 	   Month              Day                     Year          	
11.  Effective date:A future effective date must be within 90 days of filing date	
Upon filing
Future effective date	_____________________________	_ 	   Month              Day                     Year          	
________________________________________________________    ____________\
__________________________________________	__     	 Signature of incorporator                                         Date (month, day, year)
________________________________________________________    ____________\
__________________________________________	__     	 Signature of incorporator                                          Date (month, day, year)
________________________________________________________    ____________\
__________________________________________	__	 Signature of incorporator                 Date (month, day, year) 
12.  I/We declare under penalty of perjury pursuant to the laws of the state of Kansas that the foregoing is true and 
correct and that I/we have remitted the required fee.  	Signatures must correspond exactly to the names of the incorporators listed in n umber 8.
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