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How to form a Maine LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Organizing a Maine LLC

A limited liability company is formed in Maine by submitting the Certificate of Formation and paying the $175 filing fee to the Maine Department of Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions. Submit the articles in person, or by mail. Standard review time for this certificate is approximately ten days; however, Maine offers 24-hour processing for an additional $50. Use the Filer Contact Cover Letter that is attached to the certificate. When forming a low profit LLC in Maine, use the same form and end the company name with, L3C.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Maine

Register your foreign LLC to do business in Maine by filing the Statement of Foreign Qualification to Conduct Activities with the Maine Department of Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions, by mail or in person. The filing fee is $250. Attach a Certificate of Good Standing from the LLC’s home jurisdiction that is dated within 90 days of filing the qualification.

Maine Secretary of State

Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101

Telephone: 207-624-7752

Fax: 207-287-5874


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Maine LLC Statute: §§ 31-1531 to 31-1611 and 31-1508 to 31-1624, ME Limited Liability Company Act.

Filing Fee for Maine LLC and L3C: $175 Domestic, $250 Foreign.

Other Maine LLC Forms

Statement of Appointment or Change of Registered Agent: $35
Certificate of Amendment: $50
Statement of Correction: $50
Certificate of Cancellation: $75
Statement of Merger: $150
Annual Report-Domestic: $85
Annual Report-Foreign: $150

Available LLC Formation Services in Maine

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