West Virginia's Legal Information

West Virginia Business Name Search, Secretary of State, and LLC Costs

West Virginia Articles of Organization Website:


West Virginia Business Name:



West Virginia Secretary of State
State Capitol Building
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0770

Business Hours:  8:30 am to 5:00 p.m.

Email:  business@wvsos.com

Telephone:  304-558-8000
Fax: 304-558-8381

West Virginia Articles of Organization LLC Documents:

Starting a Business Information: https://sos.wv.gov/business/Pages/StartWVBus.aspx

Use http://www.business4wv.com/b4wvpublic/ for which you will create an account. You may enter all the information about your company and pay the registration fees online. If you are a foreign (out-of state) company you MUST file a paper application. Print the filing report, sign it and FAX it to (304)558-8090 without a cover sheet to meet the signature requirements of law.  If you have already registered with the West Virginia Secretary of State, you may not complete the rest of the filing online at this time.

West Virginia LLC Cost: $100.  Filing Fee for Foreign LLC: $150 There is also a required attorney-in-fact fee ($25 per year)

West Virginia Articles of Organization Filing Instructions:  filing West Virginia Articles of Organization with the West Virginia Aaa Secretary of State and paying a fee of $100 plus $15 for each certified copy of articles requested.  There is also an excess acreage fee if the company holds more than 10,000 acres In West Virginia.  You must also obtain a business license from the Department of Tax and Revenue.  There may be other licensing requirements as well.

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