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 Missouri LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Missouri state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
Form a Missouri 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 Missouri with standard turn-around.
- Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
- 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," "Limited Company," "LC," "LLC" or "L.L.C." It may not contain any word or phrase indicating or implying the LLC is a governmental agency or that it is organized for any purpose other than the purpose for which LLCs may be organized under the laws of Missouri. It must be distinguishable from the name of any domestic or foreign-qualified LLC, or from any corporation, limited partnership or reserved name filed with the state.
The following are Missouri’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. Missouri does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
- Age requirements. Members/managers must be at least 18 years old.
- 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 Missour is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Missouri's requirements include:
Missouri 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 Missouri. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professional services businesses
Missouri does not allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC); however, professionals may incorporate as an LLC.
Additional Missouri information
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