Delaware Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Delaware 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.

Benefits

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:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Certificate of Formation of a Limited Liability Company

Filing Method:

Mail or fax

Agency 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.

Law:

Delaware Code, Title 6: Commerce and Trade - Chapter 18: Limited Liability Company Act

Notes:

Include a cover letter.

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