West Virginia's Legal Information

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

West Virginia Articles of Organization Website:


Name Availability:  http://apps.sos.wv.gov/business/corporations/
You can reserve a name for $15 at

Secretary of State
State Capitol Building
1615 East Washington Street
Charleston, WV 25311

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

LLC Documents:
Starting a Business Information:

Articles of Organization:

Filing Fee:  $100

Filing Instructions:  Go to https://business4.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx to register and set up an account to file online.  Or you can mail the Articles of Organization 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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