Ohio's Legal Information

Ohio Business Name Search, Secretary of State, and LLC Costs

Ohio Articles of Organization Website:


Guide to starting an LLC in Ohio: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/globalassets/publications/busserv/llc.pdf

Business Name Search: https://businesssearch.sos.state.oh.us/

Ohio Secretary of State
PO Box 670
Columbus, OH 43216

Telephone:  614-466-3910 or 877-767-3453

LLC Documents:  https://www.sos.state.oh.us/globalassets/business/forms/533a.pdf

Filing Fee:  $99

Filing Instructions:  Go to: https://bsportal.ohiosos.gov/Login.aspx to create a profile, access forms and file online.  You can also mail in printed forms to the address above.


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For step-by-step audio instructions on how to prepare and file your Articles of Organization, check out our LLC Packages.


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