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How to form an Ohio LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Organizing an Ohio LLC

A limited liability company is organized in Ohio by submitting the completed Articles of Organization for a Domestic Limited Liability Company, and including the $125 filing fee to the Ohio Secretary of State. Submit the articles by mail or in person. Ohio will take about a week to process your filing, but you can expedite the processing to one day or two days for $200 or $100 extra charge.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Ohio

Register your foreign LLC to do business in Ohio by filing the Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company with the Ohio Secretary of State by mail or in person. The filing fee is $125.

Ohio Secretary of State

Business Services Division
Borden Building
180 East Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 877-767-3453 or 614-466-3910

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Ohio LLC Statute: Ohio Revised Code § 1705.04 (domestic) and § 1705.54 (foreign).

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Filing Fees for Ohio LLCs: Domestic $125, Foreign $125.

Other Ohio LLC Forms and Fees

Statutory Agent Update: $25
Domestic LLC Certificate of Amendment or Restatement: $50
Certificate of Dissolution of LLC/Cancellation of Foreign LLC: $50

Available LLC Formation Services in Ohio

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