If you're incorporating as a C-Corp or S-Corp, chances are you have to create corporate bylaws. Most states require you to memorialize your bylaws and, even in the states where there is no such requirement, having bylaws is a great idea. After all, corporate bylaws define your business' structure, roles, and specifies how your company will conduct its affairs.

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Creating and following your own bylaws is also a key ingredient of corporate compliance.  Along with keeping meeting minutes and regularly filing taxes, following your bylaws allows you to create unique rules and keep your business debts and assets separate from your personal ones.

Check our chart below to find out if your state requires you to create bylaws for your corporation:


State                Bylaws Required?     
AlabamaYes
AlaskaNo
ArizonaYes
ArkansasYes
CaliforniaNo
ColoradoNo
ConnecticutYes
DelawareYes
District of Columbia (DC)  Yes
FloridaYes
GeorgiaYes
HawaiiYes
IdahoYes
IllinoisYes
IndianaYes
IowaYes
KansasNo
KentuckyYes
LouisianaNo
MaineYes
MarylandYes
MassachusettsYes
MichiganNo
MinnesotaNo
Mississippi Yes
MissouriNo
MontanaYes
NebraskaYes
NevadaNo
New HampshireYes
New JerseyYes
New MexicoYes
New YorkYes
North Carolina Yes
North DakotaNo
OhioNo
OklahomaYes
OregonYes
PennsylvaniaNo
Rhode IslandNo
South CarolinaYes
South DakotaYes
TennesseeYes
TexasYes
UtahNo
VermontYes
VirgniaYes
WashingtonYes
West VirginiaYes
WisconsinNo
WyomingYes

 

Keep in mind that you do not actually need to file these bylaws in any state. Simply create them, keep them with your records, and, by all means, follow them. You can visit our Corporate Compliance Center or our Incorporation Learning Center for more information.


 

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