How to form a Montana LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Initial Costs


Filing Time

3 to 7 Days

Ways to File


Organizing a Montana LLC

A limited liability company is formed in Montana by submitting the Articles of Organization and paying the filing fee to the Montana Secretary of State, Corporations Division. Submit the certificate by mail, in person or online. The filing fee is $35. Montana takes a week to ten day to process filings, and they do not offer expedited service.

Professional LLCs must have a least half of the managers as qualified professionals and state the licensing authority having jurisdiction of the professional service.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Montana

Register your foreign LLC to do business in Montana by filing the Certificate of Authority with the Secretary of State, Corporations Division by mail or in person. The filing fee is $70. Attach a certificate of good standing from the jurisdiction of organization, dated within six months of the certificate filing.

Montana Secretary of State


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Montana LLC Statute: Montana Code Annotated, §§ 35-8-101 to 35-8-1307, Montana Limited Liability Company Act.

Montana LLC Fees

Filing Fee for Montana LLC and PLLC: $35 Domestic, $70 Foreign.

Other Montana LLC Forms and Fees

Articles of Amendment: $15
Articles of Merger: $20
Articles of Termination: No Fee
Statement of Change-registered office, agent or both: No Fee

Available LLC Formation Services in Montana

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

Secretary of State Information

Physical Address:

Secretary of State
Business Services Bureau
State Capitol, Room 260
1301 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620

Mailing Address:

Secretary of State
Business Services Bureau
PO Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801


Telephone: 406-444-3665
Fax: 406-444-3976