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How to form a South Carolina LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Organizing a South Carolina LLC

Form a South Carolina LLC by filing in duplicate Articles of Organization and include the $110 state filing fee to the South Carolina Secretary of State. File the articles by mail or in person. South Carolina will process filed documents in approximately one week. Signatures must be original. You can also create a business account at SC Business One Stop online portal and file your articles there. This registers you with all state agencies and is a lengthy form.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in South Carolina

Register your foreign LLC to do business in South Carolina by filing the Application for a Certificate of Authority to the South Carolina Secretary of State by mail or in person. File the application with the $750 filing fee. Include a certificate of good standing from the formation state that is less than 60 days old.

South Carolina Secretary of State

Attn: Corporate Filings
Edgar Brown Building
1205 Pendleton Street Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201

Telephone: 803-734-2158

Fax: 803-734-1614


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South Carolina LLC Statute: S.C. Code of Laws §§ 33-44-202 and 33-44-203.

Filing Fees for South Carolina LLC: Domestic $110, Foreign $110.

Other South Carolina LLC Forms and Fees

Notice of Change of Agent for Service of Process: $10
Amended Articles of Organization: $110
Articles of Termination: $10
Application for Reinstatement: $25

Available LLC Formation Services in South Carolina

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