Hawaii Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Hawaii LLC.

Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.


Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of the members (owners) and managers
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Adds credibility

Fast Facts

Agency:Hawaii Business Registration Division (BREG)

Articles of Organization


Form LLC-1 Instructions and Form LLC-INFO: Information for Domestic Limited Liability Company

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, in-person or online

Agency Fee:

$51 + optional $25 expedite fee


~7-14 business days by mail. ~3-5 business days by fax, in-person, or online. ~1-3 business days if you file online and pay the $25 expedite fee.


Hawaii Statutes - Chapter 428: Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

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