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The articles of organization is a legal document filed with the Secretary of State to create a Limited Liability Company (LLC). The below table will help you identify the state articles of organization template, the fee to file the application, and with which agency to file your articles.

Please note that the information below is for forming a traditional limited liability company, not a professional LLC, L3C, or other specialized entity.

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Alabama

Alabama LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100 + minimum $50 Office of the Judge of Probate fee + optional $100 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~7-10 business days at the probate's office. Then ~6 months at the secretary of state unless you pay the $100 expedite fee for ~10-14 day turnaround.

Agency:

Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division

Alaska

Alaska LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$150 filing fee + $100 biennial license fee = $250 total

Turnaround:

Immediately online. ~10-15 business days by paper.

Agency:

Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

Arizona

Arizona LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$50 + optional $35 expedite fee

Turnaround:

See state-published current processing times (usually about two months). ~7-10 business days for $35 expedite fee.

Agency:

Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division

Arkansas

Arkansas LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$50 paper. $45 online.

Turnaround:

~2-3 business days

Agency:

Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)

California

California LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$70 by mail or $85 in-person + optional $250-$500 preclearance service + optional $350-$500 expedited filing service

Turnaround:

Current state processing times or pay for preclearance and expedite services

Agency:

California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Colorado

Colorado LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$50

Turnaround:

Immediately

Agency:

Colorado Secretary of State

Connecticut

Connecticut LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$120 + optional $50 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~3-5 business days. ~24 hours for $50 expedite fee.

Agency:

Connecticut Secretary of State - Commercial Recording Division

Delaware

Delaware LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$90 + optional $50-$1000 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~3 weeks. ~24 hours for $50 state expedite fee. Same-day for $100 state expedite fee. ~2 hours for $500 state expedite fee. 1 hour for $1000 state expedite fee.

Agency:

Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations

District of Columbia

District of Columbia LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$220 + optional $50-$100 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~3-4 weeks by mail. ~10 business days online. ~3 business days for $50 expedite fee. ~1 business day for $100 expedite fee. In-person documents are expedited and processed same-day.

Agency:

DCRA Corporations Division

Florida

Florida LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$125

Turnaround:

~1-3 days online. ~8-17 days by mail

Agency:

Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Georgia

Georgia LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100

Turnaround:

~5-12 business days

Agency:

Georgia Secretary of State

Hawaii

Hawaii LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$51 + optional $25 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~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.

Agency:

Hawaii Business Registration Division (BREG)

Idaho

Idaho LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100 + optional $20 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~1 week. ~1 business day with $20 expedite fee.

Agency:

Idaho Secretary of State

Illinois

Illinois LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$150 + optional $100 expedite fee. The expedite fee is required if you file online.

Turnaround:

~2 weeks by mail or fax. ~1 business days with $100 expedite fee.

Agency:

Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

Indiana

Indiana LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100

Turnaround:

~15 minutes online. ~24 hours in-person. ~5-7 business days by mail.

Agency:

Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division

Iowa

Iowa LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$50

Turnaround:

~1-2 business days

Agency:

Iowa Secretary of State

Kansas

Kansas LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$165 + optional $20 fax fee

Turnaround:

Immediately online. ~2-3 business days by paper.

Agency:

Kansas Secretary of State

Kentucky

Kentucky LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$40

Turnaround:

~3-5 business days by mail or online. While you wait if you file in-person.

Agency:

Kentucky Secretary of State

Louisiana

Louisiana LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100 + optional $30-$50 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~1 week. ~24 hours for $30 expedite fee. While-you-wait with in-person filing for $50 expedite fee.

Agency:

Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division

Maine

Maine LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$175 + optional $50-100 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~14 business days. ~24 hours for $50 expedite fee. Immediately for $100 expedite fee.

Agency:

Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

Maryland

Maryland LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100 + optional $5 returned mail fee + optional $50 expedited service fee. The expedite fee is required to file online, by fax, or in-person.

Turnaround:

~10+ weeks. ~7 business days with expedite fee online or by fax. Same-day if filed in-person with expedite fee by 4:15pm.

Agency:

Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$500 + optional $25 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~2-3 business days by mail (plus mail time). ~1-2 business days by fax with $25 expedite fee.

Agency:

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

Michigan

Michigan LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$50 + optional $50-1,000 expedite service

Turnaround:

~5-7 business days with returned documents in ~4 weeks. ~24 hours for $50. Same day for $100. 2 hours for $500. 1 hour for $1,000. See Expedited Service Request

Agency:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Corporations Division

Minnesota

Minnesota LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$135 by mail. $155 online or expedited in-person.

Turnaround:

~5-7 business days by mail. ~24hrs online.

Agency:

Minnesota Secretary of State

Mississippi

Mississippi LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$50

Turnaround:

~2-3 business days

Agency:

Mississippi Secretary of State

Missouri

Missouri LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$50 online. $105 by mail or fax.

Turnaround:

~1 day online. ~1-3 days by fax. ~4-7 business days by mail.

Agency:

Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division

Montana

Montana LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$70 + optional $20-100 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~10 business days. 24 hour service for $20. 1 hour service for $100.

Agency:

Montana Secretary of State

Nebraska

Nebraska LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100 + $5/page recording fee

Turnaround:

~1-2 business days online. ~5-7 business days by mail.

Agency:

Nebraska Secretary of State

Nevada

Nevada LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$75 + optional $125 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~1 week by mail. 24 hours for $125 expedite fee. File online immediately.

Agency:

Nevada Secretary of State

New Hampshire

New Hampshire LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100

Turnaround:

~6 weeks

Agency:

New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division

New Jersey

New Jersey LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$125 + optional $25-$1,000 expedite fee + optional $.10/page for a return fax

Turnaround:

~4 weeks. ~8.5 hours for $25 expedited fee. Same-day for $50 expedite fee. ~2 hours for $500 expedite fee. ~1 hour for $1,000 expedite fee.

Agency:

New Jersey Department of the Treasury

New Mexico

New Mexico LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$50 + optional $100-150 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~3 months. ~2 business days for $100 expedite fee. ~1 business day for $150 expedite fee.

Agency:

New Mexico Secretary of State - Corporations Bureau

New York

New York LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$200 + optional $25-150 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~14 business days. Within 24 hours for $25 expedite fee. On the same day for $75 expedite fee. Within 2 hours of receipt for $150 expedite fee.

Agency:

New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code

North Carolina

North Carolina LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$125 + optional $100-200 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~5-7 business days. 24 hours for $100 expedite fee. Same day for $200 expedite fee (submit by noon).

Agency:

North Carolina Secretary of State - Business Registration Division

North Dakota

North Dakota LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$135

Turnaround:

~30 days. No expedite options available.

Agency:

North Dakota Secretary of State

Ohio

Ohio LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$99 + optional $50 preclearance + optional $100-300 expedite service

Turnaround:

~3-7 business days. ~2 business days for $100 expedite fee. ~1 business day for $200 expedite fee. ~4 hours for $300 expedite fee and if delivered in-person by 1PM.

Agency:

Ohio Secretary of State

Oklahoma

Oklahoma LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100 + optional $25 expedite fee for in-person same-day service

Turnaround:

~7-10 business days by mail. ~1 business day online or when filed in-person with $25 expedite fee.

Agency:

Oklahoma Secretary of State - Business Filing Department

Oregon

Oregon LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100

Turnaround:

~1 business day online or in-person/courier. ~1-2 business days by fax. ~7-10 business days by mail.

Agency:

Oregon Secretary of State - Corporations Division

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$125

Turnaround:

~5-10 business days.

Agency:

Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

Rhode Island

Rhode Island LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$150

Turnaround:

~7 business days by mail or online. Same day for in-person filings.

Agency:

Rhode Island Secretary of State

South Carolina

South Carolina LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$110

Turnaround:

~7-10 business days by mail. ~1-2 business days online.

Agency:

South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

South Dakota

South Dakota LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$150 + optional $50 expedite fee.

Turnaround:

~3-5 business days. Expedited service is defined as completion sooner than the normal course of business upon request.

Agency:

South Dakota Secretary of State

Tennessee

Tennessee LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$50 per member in existence on the date of the filing, with a minimum fee of $300 and a maximum fee of $3,000

Turnaround:

~4 business days by mail. ~2 days online. Immediately in-person.

Agency:

Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services

Texas

Texas LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$300

Turnaround:

~3-5 business days by mail or fax.

Agency:

Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section

Utah

Utah LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$70 + optional $75 expedite fee.

Turnaround:

~14 business days by mail or fax. ~1 business day online. ~1-2 business days by mail or fax with $75 expedite fee.

Agency:

Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Corporations

Vermont

Vermont LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$125

Turnaround:

~5-7 business days

Agency:

Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations

Virginia

Virginia LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100 + optional $100-200 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~3-5 business days plus mail time. Next-day service for $100 expedite fee. Same-day service for $200 expedite fee. File online and receive immediate confirmation (no expedite fee); however, note that after hours the effective date is marked the start of the next business day.

Agency:

Virginia State Corporation Commission

Washington

Washington LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$180 by mail or in-person. $230 expedited by mail or in-person. $200 online.

Turnaround:

~2 months by paper. ~2-3 business days expedited paper or online.

Agency:

Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division

West Virginia

West Virginia LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100

Turnaround:

~1-2 business days mail or online.

Agency:

West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division

Wisconsin

Wisconsin LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$170 paper or $130 online. Optional $25 expedite fee by either filing method.

Turnaround:

~4-7 business days. ~1 business day for $25 expedite fee.

Agency:

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section

Wyoming

Wyoming LLC Startup Guide

State fee:

$100

Turnaround:

~3-5 business days

Agency:

Wyoming Secretary of State - Business Division

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