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How to form a Hawaii LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Organizing a Hawaii LLC

A Hawaii limited liability company is formed by filing Articles of Organization for Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-1) and paying the filing fee to Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs (DCCA), Business Registration Division. Submit the form in person, by mail or online. The filing fee is $50. Standard processing time for paper forms is approximately one week and online formations are reviewed on two days. You may request expedited processing for an additional $25.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Hawaii

Register your foreign LLC to do business in Hawaii by filing the Application for Certificate of Authority for LLC with the Hawaii Secretary of State, Corporations Division by mail, in person or online with the $50 filing fee. Also, attach an original certificate of good standing from the home state that is dated within 60 days of filing the application.

Hawaii Secretary of State

Physical Address:
Secretary of State
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, Rm. 201
Honolulu, HI

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 40
Honolulu, HI 96813

Telephone: 808-586-2744 or 808-586-2727

Email: breg@dcca.hawaii.gov

Website: www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/breg/

Check name availability: http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/cogs/search.html

Hawaii LLC Statute: § 428-203 for domestic LLCs and § 428-107 for foreign LLC statutes.

Fee for filing Articles of Organization for a Hawaii LLC: $50 Domestic, $50 Foreign


Available LLC Formation Services in Hawaii

LLC Center Publications recommends Northwest Registered Agent LLC to form your Hawaii Limited Liability Company.