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 Michigan LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Michigan state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
Form a Michigan 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 incorporate in Michigan 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. Michigan 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 name of an LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LC," "LLC" or "L.L.C." It must not indicate the LLC was formed for a purpose other than one or more purposes permitted in the Articles of Organization. The name must be distinguishable from the name of any domestic or foreign LLCs, domestic or foreign limited partnerships, or names currently reserved. It cannot use the words "Bank," "Industrial Bank," "Deposit," "Surety," "Security," "Trust" or "Trust Company".
The following are Michigan’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. Michigan does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
- Age requirements. Michigan 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, but one must sign the Articles of Organization.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in Michigan is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Michigan's requirements include:
Michigan 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 Michigan. The registered agent available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professional services businesses
Michigan allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).
Additional Michigan information
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