How to form a Michigan LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Initial Costs


Filing Time

2 to 5 Days

Ways to File

Mail, In Person

Organizing a Michigan LLC

A limited liability company is formed in Michigan by submitting the Articles of Organization and paying the $50 filing fee to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Commercial Services. Submit the articles in person, by mail, fax or a pdf attached to an email. When fax filing, include the bar coded Fax Voucher Cover Sheet. Standard review time for the certificate is approximately one week; however, Michigan will handle your processing in 24 hours for an additional $50. Use the MICH-ELF Cover Sheet when fax filing and emailing.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Michigan

Register your foreign LLC to do business in Michigan by filing the Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registrations with the Michigan Bureau of Commercial Services by mail, in person, by fax or online. The filing fee is $50. Attach a Certificate of Good Standing from the LLC’s home state dated within 30 days of filing.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs


Check name availability:

Michigan LLC Statute: Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated §§ 450.4101 et. Seq., Act 23 of 1993.

Filing Fee for Michigan LLC and PLLC: $50 Domestic, $50 Foreign.

Other Michigan LLC Forms

Annual Statement: $25
PLLC: $75
Certificate of Assumed Name: $25
Certificate of Correction: $25
Restated Articles of Organization: $50
Certificate of Merger: $100
Certificate of Dissolution: $10

Available LLC Formation Services in Michigan

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

Secretary of State Information

Physical Address:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
2501 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI

Mailing Address:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau
Corporations Division
P.O. Box 30054
Lansing, MI 48909


Telephone: (517) 241-6470