How to form a Delaware LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Initial Costs


Filing Time

5 days

Ways to File

Mail & Online

Organizing a Delaware LLC

Certificate of Formation

A Delaware limited liability company is formed by filing Certificate of Formation and paying the filing fee to Delaware Department of State, Division of Corporations. Submit the form by mail, online, in person or by fax. Include the Document Filing Cover Sheet. The filing fee is $90. Standard processing will be completed in 10 to 15 business days. Delaware offers 24-hour expedited processing for an additional $50.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Delaware

In order to register do business in Delaware, submit the Certificate of Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company with the Delaware Department of State by mail, in person or fax. Pay the $200 filing fee for standard processing. Attach a Certificate of Good Standing or a Certificate of Existence from the jurisdiction of formation. It must be current within six months.

Delaware LLC Fees

Fee for filing Certificate of Formation for a Delaware LLC: $90 (Domestic), $200 (Foreign).

Other Delaware LLC Forms

Certificate of Amendment: $200
Certificate of Amendment Changing Only the Registered Office/Agent: $50
Certificate of Cancellation: $200
Certificate of Merger: minimum $439

Available LLC Formation Services in Delaware

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

Secretary of State Information

Physical Address:

Division of Corporations
John G. Townsend Bldg.
401 Federal Street - Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901

Mailing Address:

PO Box 898
Dover, DE 19903


Telephone: 302-739-3073
Fax: 302-739-3812


Delaware LLC Statute: DE Limited Liability Act-Del. Code §§ 18-101 to 18-1109.