How to form a Louisiana LLC (Limited Liability Company)

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Organizing a Louisiana LLC

A limited liability company is formed in Louisiana by submitting the Articles of Organization and LLC Initial Report and paying the $100 filing fee to Louisiana Secretary of State, Commercial Division. Submit the articles in person, by mail or online. If filing the paper form, the organizers’ signature and the registered agent acceptance must both be notarized.

The Louisiana Secretary of State also registers a low-profit LLC referred to a L3C.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Louisiana

Register your foreign LLC to do business in Louisiana by filing the Certificate of Authority with the Louisiana Secretary of State, by mail, in person or online. The filing fee is $125. Louisiana does not require a certificate of good standing to register a foreign company.

Louisiana Secretary of State

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Louisiana LLC Statute: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 14A, 271B and 275.

Filing Fee for Louisiana LLC: $100 Domestic, $125 Foreign.

Other Louisiana LLC Forms

Amended Articles of Organization: $100
Certificate of Correction: $100
Affidavit to Dissolution: $100
Articles of Merger: $100
Change of Registered Office or Agent: $25
Annual Report: $30

Available LLC Formation Services in Louisiana

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

Secretary of State Information

Physical Address:

Secretary of State
Corporations Section
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Mailing Address:

Commercial Division
P. O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70904-9125


Telephone: 225-925-4704
Fax: 225-932-5314