New Jersey Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your New Jersey 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:New Jersey Department of the Treasury

Public Records Filing for New Business Entity

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, fax, or online

Agency Fee:

$125 + optional $25-$1,000 expedite fee + optional $.10/page for a return fax


~4 weeks. ~8.5 hours for $25 expedited fee. Same-day for $50 expedite fee. ~2 hours for $500 expedite fee. ~1 hour for $1,000 expedite fee.


New Jersey Statutes - 42:2C-1: Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

  • Include cover letter or self-addressed stamped envelope for return
  • The business registration process is the formation process for any business in New Jersey. Once the formation process is complete, businesses that are eligible to receive a Business Registration Certificate can download a copy within two days of approval or one will be mailed to the address on file within 10 business days.
  • A Business Registration Certificate is used for public contracting and applying for grants/tax credits. Not all businesses are issued a Business Registration Certificate after they complete the formation process. This does not mean that they are not qualified to do business in New Jersey. 
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