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State Procedures for Forming an LLC

The formation and ongoing obligations of an LLC (limited liability company) will vary somewhat from state to state. While the process may seem similar for forming an LLC in Georgia and New Jersey, there could be small differences in formation requirements that might not be immediately evident.

Fortunately, when you form your LLC with LegalZoom, we make sure your legal documents conform to your state's specific requirements. However, you should be aware of the ongoing obligations that your state requires for LLC maintenance. We provide helpful state-specific information at the state links below.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

 

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Mexico

New Jersey

Nevada

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

 

 

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Specifically, the above state pages contain information regarding:

  1. LLC names: What you can and cannot name it.
  2. Formation requirements: Explains the concepts of the Articles of Organization, filing, the operating agreement, etc.
  3. Registered agent: Requirements and services.
  4. Secretary of State information: Includes other considerations, continuing obligations, dissolution, taxes and fees.

Remember, you can visit your Secretary of State's website for more details on state business requirements. Here's an example: http://sos.state.nv.us/

 

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