Vermont Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Vermont 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:Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations

Articles of Organization


Starting a Limited Liability Company and Vermont Secretary of State - LLC FAQs

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person or online.

Agency Fee:



~5-7 business days


Vermont Statues - Title 11: Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations - Chapter 21: Limited Liability Companies


Professional LLCs and L3Cs have different formation requirements.

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