How to Form an LLC in New Hampshire


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

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 New Hampshire Corporation Division Web Site. If you are not ready to immediately file your Articles of Incorporation, it is advised that you reserve your corporate name. Do do this you can fill out Form 1 (6/2010) Application for Reservation of Name. The $15 filing fee and the original form can be sent to: Corporate Division, Department of State, 107 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301-4989.

Once your company name is established, you can begin filling out your Form LLC-1, Certificate of Formation, New Hampshire Limited Liability Company, and the attached Form SRA. Detailed instructions on filling out the forms are included in the first few pages of the Form 11 packet. The $100 filing fee and original documents can be sent to the same address listed above.

Corporations are required to file an Annual Report. Annual Reports can be filed either online or via mail. To begin either step, simply visit Online Annual Report Filing Introduction. From here you can begin your online filing, or your mail filing. Reports are due April 1st of each year.

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