Wisconsin Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Wisconsin 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:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Division of Corporate and Consumer Services - Corporations Bureau

Articles of Organization

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$170 paper or $130 online. Optional $25 expedite fee by either filing method.


~4-7 business days. ~1 business day for $25 expedite fee.


Wisconsin Statutes - Chapter 183: Limited Liability Company Act


Submit original and one copy. The copy will be marked "FILED" and returned as evidence of filing.

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