There are a few key steps you need to complete when you want to register a new business in Kansas. The first step is to file a Kansas business formation document depending on the type of business entity you wish to form: limited partnership, LLC, sole proprietorship, or corporation.
Search the existing business entity database to verify the availability of your chosen business name. If available, file it with the Secretary of State office in Kansas. The Temporary Reservation of Business Entity Name will be valid for 120 days to give you adequate time to process permits and registration.
If there are additional permits and licenses needed, you must comply with them, too. The licenses and permits will vary based on a few factors: type or nature of business, business location, and city regulations and policies. The Kansas government website has a section on Common Business Licenses/Permits that you can check to verify this information.
The final step is to select your business location and check if there are additional zoning permits. And then, you can file your business tax registration, which will also vary based on the type of business entity and nature of your business. Obtaining business insurance is also required to operate in the state of Kansas.
The local government of Kansas is comprised of 104 counties, 627 municipalities, 1,299 townships, 324 public school districts, and 1,533 special districts. The total number of local government bodies was 3,887 in 2002. It is the 5th highest in the nation in terms of the number of local government units. By law, no county can be less than 432 sq mi (1,119 sq km).
Each county government is headed by elected county commissioners. Other county officials include the county clerk, treasurer, register of deeds, attorney, sheriff, clerk of the district court, and appraiser. Most cities are run by mayor-council systems.
Wichita is the largest city in Kansas. It is also where the most venture-some businesses and the biggest industries are located in. Meanwhile, the city of Topeka was named the capital in 1861 following a vote.
The state name is derived from a Siouan language - Kansa. The term literally translates to "people of the south wind".See the main Kansas Page for county links.