Utah Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Utah 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:Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Corporations and Commerical Code

Certificate of Organization


Articles of Organization Instructions and Information on Filing Articles of Organization for a Limited Liability Company

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, in-person, or online

Agency Fee:

$70 + optional $75 expedite fee.


~14 business days by mail or fax. ~1 business day online. ~1-2 business days by mail or fax with $75 expedite fee.


Utah Code - Title 48: Partnerships - Chapter 3a: Utah Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

  • Submit the original signed articles. If the filer requests a copy of the Articles of Organization an additional exact copy of the filed document along with a return-addressed envelope with adequate first-class postage must also be submitted.
  • Filing online in Utah can be confusing.
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