Nevada LLC Formation

Limited Liability Companies in Nevada are formed by registering the appropriate formation documents with the Nevada Secretary of State. Your LLC legally exists at the time that the State files your formation documents (unless a later date is specified).

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Steps to Forming a Nevada Limited Liability Company

In order to form an LLC in Nevada, you will need to draft and file Articles of Organization. These Articles must include:

  • The name of your LLC: Your name must be distinguishable from any other incorporated entity’s name currently on file. If you name is the same or confusingly similar to one already on file, the Secretary of State’s office will reject your filing.
    It’s a good idea to do a business name search before submitting your Articles for filing so that you can be sure you are working with a name that is available.
  • Registered Agent for Service of Process: The name and physical address of the person appointed as Registered Agent will be listed, along with any mailing address, if different.
  • Dissolution Date (optional): This is optional and only applies to those LLCs not being formed with perpetual existence.
  • Management: You must specify whether your LLC is to be managed by managers or by members.
  • The names and street addresses of those managers or members listed in Article 4 should be provided.
  • Signatures: The Articles of Organization should be signed both by the Registered Agent listed in Article 2 and by the Organizer, whose name and address should also be provided.

You will receive a file stamped copy of the filed Articles, if you provide a copy at the time of filing.

Additional Requirements for Forming an LLC in Nevada

In addition to the Articles, Nevada requires new LLCs to file an Initial List of Managers or Members by the end of the next month after filing. Subsequent lists of Managers of Members must be filed annually.

Nevada Startup Quicklinks

For information on other types of businesses in Nevada, please explore the links below.