Limited liability companies, or LLCs, in Nevada fall under the jurisdiction of the Nevada Secretary of State and must follow regulations outlined in the Nevada Revised Statutes. However, forming an LLC in the state is a relatively straightforward process. Nevada provides downloadable filing forms for mailing as well as online filing for business owners.
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Selecting a Name and Registered Agent
Create a name for your company. Make sure that it adheres to the state requirements for LLC names. The end of the name must contain the words “Limited Company,” “Limited-Liability Company,” or “Limited.” You may also abbreviate the words as “LLC,” “LC,” “L.L.C.” or “Ltd.” The word “company” can be abbreviated as “Co.”
Search Nevada’s “Business Entity Search” online database to make sure the name you selected is available and not in use by another business entity in the state (see Resources).
Choose an individual or business entity to serves as a registered agent for your company. The registered agent receives notices from the state and legal service of process documents for the LLC. The registered agent is required to have a physical address in the state.
Download the “Limited-Liability Company Articles of Organization” PDF document from the state’s website (see Resources). You can print the articles for mailing or use it as a guide to help you file articles online. The download also includes a "Certificate of Acceptance of Appointment by Registered Agent" and an expedited processing form.
Fill out the information on the articles form. It includes information such as the LLC name, the registered agent’s contact details, the names and addresses of all managers or managing members and a dissolution date if applicable. The filing fee is $75 as of 2010.
Fill out the "Certificate of Acceptance of Appointment by Registered Agent," which is page three of the articles download. It includes the LLC name and the name and contact information of the registered agent. The registered agent needs to sign the form, which serves as confirmation that he accepts the appointment by the LLC.
Fill out the expedited service request form on page five of the download if you would like to speed up processing of your documents. As of 2010, the two-hour expedite fee is $500 and the one-hour fee is $1000.
Submit the forms online or print them out to mail or hand deliver to the Secretary of State’s Filings Division in Carson City. The address is included on the forms.
Fill out the "List of Managers" document sent to the registered agent. The state will mail this document after the LLC articles are filed. The list contains the names and contact information of all members, managers, directors, officers and the registered agent of the LLC. It must be submitted to the state on or before the last day of the month after you file your articles. As of 2010, the fee for filing this document is $125. LLCs are required to file an updated list annually. The state provides this form to the registered agent each year.
- Limited-liability company articles of organization form
- Certificate of acceptance of appointment by registered agent form
- List of managers document
Tips & Warnings
Detailed filing instructions and a complete list of filing fees are included in the “Limited-Liability Company Articles of Organization” PDF download.
References & Resources
- Nevada Legislature: Nevada Revised Statutes: Chapter 86 - Limited-Liability Companies
- Nevada Secretary of State: Limited-Liability Company
- Nevada Secretary of State: Form a Nevada or Register a Foreign (Non-Nevada) Limited-liability Company
- Nevada Secretary of State: State Business License – FAQ
- Nevada Secretary of State: Business Entity Search
- Nevada Secretary of State: Listing of Registered Agents
- Nevada Secretary of State: Articles of Organization Limited-Liability Company
- Nevada Secretary of State: Information/Documents Needed to Complete Filing of Online Articles
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