Montana Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Montana 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:

  • Limits the liability of the members (owners) and managers
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Adds credibility

Fast Facts

Agency:Montana Secretary of State
Filing Method:


Agency Fee:

$70 + optional $20-100 expedite fee


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


Montana Code Annotated 2013 - Title 35: Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations - Chapter 8: Montana Limited Liability Company Act

Original Ink:Required

You must submit original signatures. Submit the original and one copy if you would like a copy returned to you.

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