Certificate of Organization - Limited Liability Company

Secretary of State


Registers an organization as a domestic limited liability company in the State of Iowa.

Code Citation Iowa Code section 489.201

Who Applies One or more persons desiring to form a limited liability company under the laws of Iowa.

When To Apply Prior to commencing business transactions.

Initial Requirements Filing of Certificate of Organization with the Secretary of State. Each limited liability company must continuously maintain a registered office and agent in Iowa.

Duration Valid until dissolved, expired, or administratively dissolved.

Processing Time Three business days.

Fee Structure Fee: $50

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information A limited liability company shall deliver to the secretary of state for filing a biennial report. The first biennial report required under Iowa Code 489.209 must be delivered to the secretary of state between January 1 and April 1 of the first odd-numbered year following the calendar year in which a limited liability company was formed. A subsequent biennial report must be delivered to the secretary of state between January 1 and April 1 of each following odd-numbered calendar year. A filing fee for the biennial report shall be determined by the secretary of state pursuant to section 489.117. Each biennial report shall contain information related to the two-year period immediately preceding the calendar year in which the report is filed. Failure to file the required report may result in administrative dissolution.

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