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How to form an Iowa LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Organizing an Iowa LLC

An Iowa limited liability company is formed by drafting and filing Articles of Organization and paying the filing fee to Iowa Secretary of State, Business Services Division. Iowa does not furnish this form. Submit the articles in person, by mail or fax. If fax filing, include the cover sheet with credit card information. The filing fee is $50. Iowa filings are processed in just a few days, but fax filings are even quicker.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Iowa

Register your foreign LLC to do business in Iowa by filing in duplicate the Application for Certificate of Authority with the Iowa Secretary of State, Business Services Division by mail, in person or by fax with the credit card cover sheet. The filing fee is $100. Also, attach a certificate of good standing from the state under whose laws the company is formed, dated within 90 days of filing.

Iowa Secretary of State

Business Services Division
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

Telephone: 515-281-5204

Fax: 515-281-5953

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Iowa Code Ann.: §§ 489.201 and 489.802.

Filing fee for Iowa LLC: $50 Domestic, $100 Foreign.

Other Iowa LLC Forms

Amendment to Certificate of Organization: $50
Articles of Merger: $50
Statement of Dissolution: $5
Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered: No Fee

Available LLC Formation Services in Iowa

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