Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division


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Contact Information

Physical address:
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

Phone: 225-925-4704
Fax: 225-932-5314

Web: Home Name search Forms File online

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual Renewal

Agency:Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division
Form:

Limited Liability Partnership Registration (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Law:

Louisiana Statutes 9:3432

Fact Checked:2/15/21

Annual Report

Agency:Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division
Form:

Can be accessed up to 4 weeks prior to due date here.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$10 + $5 fee to pay by credit card.

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Law:

Louisiana Statutes 12:205.1

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

No late fee. Your business can be dissolved or revoked at 3 years late.

Notes:
  • Online annual report filings cannot be made more than 30 days prior to the due date.
  • An officer, director, manager, member, partner, or agent can file.
  • Original signatures are required if you file by mail.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Application for Certificate of Authority

Agency:Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division
Form:

Application of Foreign Corporation for Certificate of Authority

Agency Fee:

$125

Law:

LA Rev Stat § 12:304

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 90 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Good Standing

Agency:Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Use the organization search feature to find your entity and order a certificate of good standing.

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Initial Report

Agency:Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division
Form:

Supplemental Initial Report

Agency Fee:

Included in the incorporation or foreign qualification fee.

Notes:

The initial report should be attached when filing articles of organization.

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Trade Name or Assumed Name

Agency:Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division
Form:

Application to Register Trade Name, Trademark, or Service Mark

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Is registration mandatory?:

Registration of an assumed name is required for most entities that plan to use a trade name.

Notarize:Required
County Level Filing:

Only sole-proprietorships and partnerships need to file at the parish level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of a trade name prevents other entities from using the same name.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in Louisiana.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

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