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How to form a Washington LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Organizing a Washington LLC and PLLC

Register a Washington State LLC by filing a Certificate of Organization to the Washington Secretary of State, Corporation Division. File the certificate by mail, in person or online. The filing fee is $180 when filed by mail or in person. The fee for online registration is $200. Mailed documents may take up to two months to process. Request expedited handling for an additional $50 for 3-day processing.

Use the specific State of Washington Professional Limited Liability Company Certificate of Formation form. It is filed in the same manner is a standard LLC.

Register a Foreign LLC in Washington

Qualify your foreign LLC to operate in Washington by filing the Foreign Limited Liability Company Registration with the Secretary of State, Corporation Division by mail, in person or online. File the foreign registration by mail with the $180 filing fee and online for $200. Attach a certificate of good standing from your home state dated within 90 days of filing.

Washington Secretary of State

Washington Secretary of State
Corporation Division
801 Capitol Way S.
P.O. Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234

Telephone: 360-725-0377

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Washington LLC Statute: Revised Code of Washington, §§ 25.15.005 (domestic) and 25.15.315 (foreign) and § 25.15.045 for PLLC.

Filing Fees for Washington LLC and PLLC: Domestic $180 by mail or $200 online, Foreign $180 by mail or $200 online.

Other Washington LLC Forms and Fees

Amended Certificate of Formation: $30
Certificate of Dissolution: No Fee
Statement of Change of Registered Agent: No Fee

Available LLC Formation Services in Washington

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