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How to Start an LLC in West Virginia

Filing Costs*

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days (including mailing time).
  • The expedited filing time for an online filing is 7 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your LLC, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your company name
  • your entity designator
  • your LLC's principal office address
  • your LLC's mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed
  • the names and addresses of the members or managers

Compliance Requirements

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for LLCs at this time
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and July 1 (the first report is due the year after the company was registered)
  • Filing Fee: $25
  • Note: The filing fee is waived for veteran-owned LLCs for four years after the company's organization.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.