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File your LLC’s Articles of Organization in Pennsylvania using SunDoc Filings. We make daily trips to the Secretary of State office. Unlike other filing services, we handle all filings on an expedited basis. We never mail in your documents and we always have a live voice to help.
Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Pennsylvania LLC's Articles of Organization by noon M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity. The Secretary of State office will take at a few weeks to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail the document to the state yourself, like many filing services do, you will have to wait SEVERAL MONTHS. When the state is approves your document, they will issue a state entity number and a certified copy We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the certified copy via regular mail.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
File a Statement of Information: After the Articles of Organization are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information. This includes the business address of the entity, the names and addresses of the members, the agent for service of process, and a brief description of the business. When we send you the certified (filed) copy of the Articles of Organization, we will include a Statement of Information form. Add this to your order if you would like us to file it for you.
Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new Pennsylvania LLC. Simply add it to your order or fill out our online EIN order form and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
Pennsylvania LLC Kit: Our LLC Kits include a custom binder, 20 customized membership certificates, printed minutes, operating agreement, LLC seal embosser, and FedEx 2nd Day shipping. You can order the Pennsylvania LLC kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page.
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Pennsylvania LLC Formation Guidelines
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME
The Limited Liability Company name must contain must contain the term “company,” “limited” or “limited liability company” or an abbreviation of one of those terms. Please be advised that the prior written approval of certain professional and occupational boards or commissions of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) must be obtained when a filer is seeking to reserve or register a corporate name (this includes the name of a domestic or foreign corporation, a limited partnership, a limited liability company or a limited liability partnerships) or register a fictitious name which contains words implying that an entity is engaging in the practice of that profession or occupation. Therefore, please consult with the administrator of that board or commission by calling BPOA at 717-787-8503 prior to submitting your filing. In addition, please note that there are certain words, which would imply that an entity is an educational institution, a bank or other financial institution, an insurer or reinsurer, or a public utility corporation that are restricted unless the filer obtains the prior written approval of the State Board of Education, the Department of Banking, the Insurance Department or the Public Utility Commission/Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. An available name may be reserved for a 120-day period. The state fee is $70.
ORGANIZERS / MEMBERS
The limited liability company can be formed by any one (1) or more persons. The limited liability company can be formed with one (1) or more members.
A limited liability company may have perpetual existence as long as it is set forth in the certificate of organization.
A limited liability company may be formed to transact any or all lawful businesses for which limited liability companies may be organized under the Law, except the business of banking or insurance.
REGISTERED AGENT AND REGISTERED OFFICE
The limited liability company must maintain a registered agent and office to receive service of process in Pennsylvania.
The members of a limited liability company may adopt and maintain a separate operating agreement. The agreement may contain any provisions regarding the affairs and conduct of the business of the company to the extent such provisions are not inconsistent with the laws of the Pennsylvania or the Certificate of Organization.
Submit to the Department of State the following: One (1) executed original copy of the Certificate of Organization. One (1) executed copy of the Docketing Statement
Any domestic or foreign registered company in existence on December 31 of any year is required to file a Certificate of Annual Registration. This form and the corresponding annual registration fee must be filed on or before April 15. Failure to file the Annual Registration will result in additional fees, penalties and interest. A Uniform Commercial Code lien will also be placed against the business until all fees have been satisfied.
Business-Related Boards for License Requirements
Pennsylvania LLC Frequently Asked Questions