Start an Ohio LLC

An Ohio LLC is formed by filing formation documents with the Secretary of State's office.

File Ohio Articles of Organization

In order to register your LLC in Ohio, you must file Ohio Articles of Organization. These Articles typically include:

  • Name: Provide the name of your LLC, which must be available for use in Ohio. If you'd like to determine if your chosen name is available, have Click and Inc perform a preliminary business name search.
  • Effective Date (Optional)
  • Period of Existence (Optional)
  • Purpose (Optional)

The above is only a list of typical clauses found in Articles of Organization; they are not to be taken as legal requirements. It's best to consult your lawyer or legal advisor with questions about legal requirements that you are likely to run into with entities outside of the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State.

Further Responsibilities of a Ohio LLC

In addition to the Articles of Organization, an Original Appointment of Agent must be submitted. This Statutory Agent must have a physical address in Ohio.

You may need to obtain an EIN (Employee Identification Number); for further details, check with the IRS.

You are required to file an Article Amendment with the state if any of the above information changes. The state must have current information on file for your Ohio LLC at all times.

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Other Types of Businesses in Ohio

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