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 West Virginia LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the West Virginia state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
Form a West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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," "LLC," "L.L.C.," "LC" or "L.C." The name must not be the same as or deceptively similar to a name already in use by another existing LLC or foreign LLC qualified to do business in West Virginia without either written consent of the other LLC or a court order establishing the right of the applicant to use the name. The name must not imply a purpose other than that stated in the Articles of Organization.
The following are West Virginia’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. West Virginia does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
- Age requirements. West Virginia 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 West Virginia is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. West Virginia's requirements include:
West Virginia 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 West Virginia. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Professional services businesses
West Virginia allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).
Additional West Virginia information
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