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 Vermont LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Vermont state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
Form a Vermont 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 Vermont 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 LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "Ltd. Co." "LC," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The name must not have the word "Cooperative" or any abbreviation thereof. The name may not contain language stating or implying the LLC is organized for purposes other than those permitted by state law. It must be distinguishable from, and not the same as, deceptively similar to, or likely to be confused with or mistaken for any name granted, registered or reserved under chapter or with the Secretary of State.
The following are Vermont’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. Vermont does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
- Age requirements. Vermont does not have age requirements.
- Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in Vermont is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Vermont's requirements include:
Vermont 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 Vermont. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professional services businesses
Vermont allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).
Additional Vermont information
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