When two or more entities combine, or merge, a merger document must be filed with Secretary of State accompanied by the required merger filing fee(s). The company or a representative of the company, such as an attorney, must prepare the merger documents. This office does not provide a standardized form to file a merger. Generally, the required merger documents to be filed with Secretary of State include the following:

  • Articles of Merger
  • Plan of Merger


An additional $1.00 online processing fee
will apply to all online filings.

Filing fee:
$25.00 for first two companies

$  5.00 for each additional company

See the West Virginia Code for specific merger requirements for each company type.

For further assistance filing a merger, contact the Business division.​​


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