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 Hawaii LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Hawaii state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
Form a Hawaii 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 Hawaii with standard turn-around.
- Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
- 48-hour turn-around. Hawaii has a 48-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 Articles of Organization.
The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." Purely geographical locations and the word "Partners" cannot be used in LLC names. The word "Bank" and variations require approval from the Commissioner of Financial Institutions.
The following are Hawaii’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. Hawaii does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
- Age requirements. Hawaii does not have age requirements.
- Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in Hawaii is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Hawaii's requirements include:
Hawaii 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 Hawaii. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professional services businesses
Hawaii does not allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).
Additional Hawaii information
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