Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or forming an LLC for a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.
Cost to form a Delaware LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Delaware state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
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 form an LLC in Delaware with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
Delaware has a 24-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Formation.
The LLC name must contain the words "Limited Liability Company," or the abbreviation "LLC" or "L.L.C." A name must be distinguishable upon the Secretary of State's records from the names of other domestic or foreign business entities, series, reserved and registered names. There are restrictions on the use of the word "bank" or a variation thereof.
The following are Delaware’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
LLCs must have one or more members. An LLC may also have one or more managers.
Delaware does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
Delaware does not have age requirements.
Inclusion in the Certificate of Formation.
Member/Manager names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Certificate of Formation.
Requirements for the Certificate of Formation
The document required to form an LLC in Delaware is called the Certificate of Formation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Delaware's requirements include:
Every Delaware LLC must have and maintain a registered office and a registered agent having a business office identical with the registered office. The Certificate of Formation requires the name of the initial registered agent and the address of the initial registered office. The registered agent must have a physical address (no post office boxes) in Delaware. The registered agent's business office must be generally open at sufficiently frequent times to accept service of process and otherwise perform the functions of a registered agent.