Articles of organization form your Maine 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.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
|Agency:||Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions|
Mail or in-person
$175 + optional $50-100 expedite fee
~14 business days. ~24 hours for $50 expedite fee. Immediately for $100 expedite fee.
When filing by mail, include the filer contact cover form. Original inked signatures are required.