Indiana Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Indiana 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:Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Articles of Organization 49459

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person or online

Agency Fee:

$100

Turnaround:

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

Law:

Indiana Code - Title 23: Business and Other Associations - Article 18: Limited Liability Companies

Notes:

Submit the original and one copy.

Fact Checked:6/13/17
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