South Carolina Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your South Carolina 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:South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

Articles of Organization (§33-44-203)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:



~7-10 business days by mail. ~1-2 business days online.


South Carolina Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of 1996


If filing by mail, submit the original, one copy, filing fee, and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

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