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 an Ohio LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Ohio state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
Form an Ohio 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 Ohio 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. Ohio 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," "Limited," "Ltd.," "LLC" or "L.L.C." It must be distinguishable from the name of another domestic or foreign LLC authorized to do business in the state and from any trade name. It must not contain language implying it is connected with a government agency of the United States. Use of the words "Bank" or "Trust" requires approval from the Superintendent of Banks, and use of the word "Insurance" requires approval from the Department of Insurance.
The following are Ohio’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. Ohio does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
- Age requirements. Ohio 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 Ohio is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Ohio's requirements include:
Ohio 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 Ohio. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professional services businesses
Ohio does not allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys or physicians to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).
Additional Ohio information
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