How to Form an LLC in Kansas


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Forming a Limited Liability Company in Kansas is relatively easy.  This article should give you resources to understand how the process works in Kansas, and to use the legal forms from the Kansas Secretary of State to form an LLC in Kansas.

Though not required, it is advised that you check your corporate name for availability before filing any applications. To do this you can conduct a name search at the Kansas Business Center Web site ( If your name is available, you can begin the name reservation process from that screen. There is a $30 fee, and the name is reserved for 120 days.

Once your company name is established, you can begin filling out your Form DL 51-09 Kansas Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization.  Detailed instructions are available on the first page on how to fill this form out. The filing fee for the above document is $165. Fee and form can be mailed to: Kansas Secretary of State, Chris Biggs, Memorial Hall, 1st Floor, 120 S.W. 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612-1594.

The Kansas Business Center does allow some online filings. In order to do so you will need to create a new user account and follow the steps provided.

Corporations are required to file an Annual Report. Annual reports can be filed online through The Kansas Business Center Electronic Annual Report Filing System: To do so you will need your business name and I.D. number per the Secretary of State's records. For-Profit Entities pay a flat fee of $50 for their annual reports when filing online. If you do not want to file online, Form AR 50 can be filled out and submitted to the Secretary of State office, with the filing fee of $55.

There are many companies that offer the service of filing these articles on your behalf, such as FileOnline  or LegalZoom.