How to form a Rhode Island LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Initial Costs


Filing Time

4 Days

Ways to File


Organizing a Rhode Island LLC, PLLC and L3C

Form a Rhode Island LLC by submitting Articles of Organization and include the $150 state filing fee to the Rhode Island Office of Secretary of State, Division of Business Services. File the articles by mail, in person or online. Rhode Island will process filed documents in approximately one week. Include a completed copy of the Docketing Statement with the filing. You may file your certificate online and it will be processed in two days.

Rhode Island offers a separate, but very similar form for forming a low-profit LLC (L3C). The filing fee and filing procedure is identical to a standard LLC.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Rhode Island

Register your foreign LLC to do business in Rhode Island by filing the Application for Registration to the RI Division of Business Services by mail, in person, or online. The filing fee is $250. Include a certificate of good standing that is less than 60 days old.

Rhode Island Secretary of State

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Rhode Island LLC Statute: R.I. Gen. Laws Tit. 7, ch. 16, §§ 7-16-01 to 7-16-75

Filing Fees for Rhode Island LLCs, PLLCs and L3C: Domestic $150, Foreign $250.

Other Rhode Island LLC Forms and Fees

Change of Resident Agent: $20
Amended Articles of Organization: $50
Articles of Merger or Consolidation: $100
Annual Report: $50

Available LLC Formation Services in Rhode Island

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

Secretary of State Information

Physical Address:

Division of Business Services
148 W. River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615

Mailing Address:

Division of Business Services
148 W. River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615


Telephone: 401-222-3040
Fax: 401-222-3879