Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.
Cost to form a Delaware LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Delaware state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
Form a Delaware LLC Incorporation Options
- BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
- State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to form an LLC in Delaware with standard turn-around.
- Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
- 24-hour turn-around. Delaware has a 24-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
- Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Formation.
Delaware LLC name requirement
The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." Use of the words "A Limited Liability Company" is not allowed. Use of words "Bank," "Banc," Banque" and "Trust" need approval from the Department of Banking.
The following are Delaware’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. Delaware does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
- Age requirements. Delaware does not have age requirements.
- Inclusion in the Certificate of Formation. Member/Manager names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Certificate of Formation.
Requirements for the Certificate of Formation
The document required to form an LLC in Delaware is called the Certificate of Formation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Delaware's requirements include:
Delaware Registered Agent Service
- Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Delaware. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professional services businesses
Delaware does not allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC). Professionals can form their businesses as LLCs.
Additional Delaware information
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