Entity Formation Fees by State

This reference table lists the state fees and expedite options for forming an LLC, business corporation, or nonprofit corporation.
State LLC
Fee to file articles of organization
Business Corporation
Fee to file articles of incorporation
Nonprofit Corporation
Fee to file articles of incorporation
Alabama

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

$100 state filing fee + min $50 county filing fee + optional $100 secretary expedite fee

$100 state filing fee + min $50 county filing fee

Alaska

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

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

$50

Arizona

$50 + optional $35 expedite fee

$60 + optional $35 expedite fee

$40 + optional $35 expedite fee

Arkansas

$50 paper. $45 online.

$50 paper. $45 online.

$50 by mail or $45 online

California

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

$100 by mail or $115 in-person + optional $250-$500 preclearance service + optional $350-$500 expedited filing service

$30 by mail or $45 in-person + optional $250-$500 preclearance service + optional $350-$500 expedited filing service

Colorado

$50

$50

$50

Connecticut

$120 + optional $50 expedite fee

$250 for up to 20,000 authorized shares (see fee schedule for more shares) + optional $50 expedite fee

$50 + optional $50 expedite fee

Delaware

$90 + optional $50-$1000 expedite fee

$89 + $9 for extra pages + optional $50-$1000 expedite fee

$89 + $9 for extra pages + optional $50-$1000 expedite fee

District of Columbia

$220 + optional $50-$100 expedite fee

$220 for authorized capital up to $100,000 + optional $50-$100 expedite fee

$80 + optional $50-100 expedite fee

Florida

$125

$70

$35 filing fee + $35 designation of registered agent fee = $70 state fee

Georgia

$100

$100

$100

Hawaii

$51 + optional $25 expedite fee

$51 + optional $25 expedite fee

$26 + optional $25 expedite fee

Idaho

$100 + optional $20 expedite fee

$100 typed or $120 not typed + optional $20 expedite fee

$30 + optional $20 expedite fee

Illinois

$500 + optional $100 expedite fee. The expedite fee is required if you file online.

$150 filing fee + franchise tax ($25 minimum) + optional $100 expedite fee. The expedite fee is required if you file online. Franchise tax is calculated as $1.50 per $1,000 on the paid-in capital represented in this state. So if you paid-in less than $16,666, then your franchise tax due is the minimum amount of $25.

$50 by mail or $77.75 online + optional $100 expedite fee

Indiana

$100

$100

$50

Iowa

$50

$50

$20

Kansas

$165 + optional $20 fax fee

$90 + optional $20 fax fee or $85 online

$20 + optional $20 expedite fee

Kentucky

$40

$50 for 1,000 authorized shares or less

$8

Louisiana

$100 + optional $30-$50 expedite fee

$75 + optional $30-$50 expedite fee

$75 + optional $30-$50 expedite fee

Maine

$175 + optional $50-100 expedite fee

$145 + optional $50-100 expedite fee

$40 + optional $50-$100 expedite fee

Maryland

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

$120 filing fee + optional $5 returned mail fee + optional $50 expedited service fee. The expedite fee is required to file online, by fax, or in-person. If the aggregate par value of the stock exceeds $100,000 or if no par value stock is used and the corporation has authority to issue more than 5,000 shares, then call 1-410-767-1340 for your filing fee.

$100 filing fee + $20 organization & capitalization fee + $50 development center fee if applying for 501(c)(3),(4), or (6) + optional $5 return mail fee + optional $50 expedite fee. The expedite fee is required to file online, by fax, or in-person.

Massachusetts

$500 + optional $25 expedite fee

$275 + optional $25 expedite fee + $100 for each 100,000 authorized shares over 275,000

$35

Michigan

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

$60 for up to 60,000 authorized shares + optional $50-1,000 expedite service

$20 + optional $50-1,000 expedite service

Minnesota

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

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

$70 by mail. $90 online or expedited in-person.

Mississippi

$50

$50

$50

Missouri

$50 online. $105 by mail or fax.

$58 for up to $30,000 authorized shares. $5 additional for every $10,000 or authorized shares over $30,000.

$25

Montana

$70 + optional $20-100 expedite fee

$70 + optional $20-100 expedite fee

$20

Nebraska

$100 + $5/page recording fee

$60 + $5/page for up to $10,000 authorized stock. $100 + $5/page for $10,001 - $25,000 authorized stock.

$10 + $5/page recording fee

Nevada

$75 + optional $125 expedite fee

$75 for $75,000 authorized shares or less + optional $125 expedite fee

$50 + optional $125-$1,000 expedite fee

New Hampshire

$100

$100

$25 state fee + $5 city/town fee = $30 total

New Jersey

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

$125 + optional $15-$1,000 expedite fee + optional $.10/page for a return fax

$75

New Mexico

$50 + optional $100-150 expedite fee

$100 for up to $100,000 authorized shares + optional $100-150 expedite fee

$25 + optional $100-150 expedite fee

New York

$200 + optional $25-150 expedite fee

$125 + $10 tax on 200 no par value shares (minimum share tax) + optional $25-150 expedite fee

$75 + optional $25-150 expedite fee

North Carolina

$125 + optional $100-200 expedite fee

$125 + optional $100-200 expedite fee

$60 + optional $100-200 expedite fee

North Dakota

$135

$100

$40

Ohio

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

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

$99

Oklahoma

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

$50 for up to $50,000 authorized shares + optional $25 expedite fee for in-person same-day service

$25

Oregon

$100

$100

$50

Pennsylvania

$125

$125

$0

Rhode Island

$150

$230 for less than 75,000,000 shares of authorized stock

$35

South Carolina

$110

$135

$25

South Dakota

$150 + optional $50 expedite fee.

$150 + optional $50 expedite fee.

$30 + optional $50 expedite fee

Tennessee

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

$100

$100

Texas

$300

$300 + optional 2.7% credit card convenience fee

$25

Utah

$70 + optional $75 expedite fee.

$70 + optional $75 expedite fee.

$30

Vermont

$125

$125

$125

Virginia

$100 + optional $100-200 expedite fee

$75 for 25,000 authorized shares or less + optional $100-200 expedite fee. See fee schedule for additional shares.

$50 charter fee + $25 filing fee = $75 total

Washington

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

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

$30 by mail. $80 expedited by mail. $50 online.

West Virginia

$100

$50

$25

Wisconsin

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

$100 + optional $25 expedite fee

$35

Wyoming

$100

$100

$25