This is one of the most common questions we hear from new entrepreneurs, startup, and businesses. Costs can vary depending on the industry, tools, location, and much more. Although it can vary there are some costs that are required to become an “LLC“. We’ve attempted to simplify this for you by bringing those costs to this page and summarizing the formation and LLC cost to create

At a minimum an LLC must be established through the state of business and must pay for filing fees with the state and designate a registered agent. Some states have additional fees or services available. This cost is the bare minimum to establish your business as an “LLC” and is in addition to your business specific needs like email, websites, tools, supplies, etc.

Below you’ll find a table of all the filing fees by state, registered agent fees, and a “Prepared for Me” cost. For those you prefer to DIY with our step by step guide, the fees are available by state*. We’ve also partnered with Northwest Registered Agent for registered agent services and LLC filing services. The “Prepared for Me” cost is all inclusive of filing fees for standard filing in your state. So whether you want to DIY or use a service, we’ve gathered every state’s fees below so you can get started on your new LLC today!

*Fees listed for the state are for state filing fees. Some states have addition taxes/fees depending on the LLC setup. Fees are subject to change for any state at any time and should be verified with their respective states. “Prepared for Me” pricing includes all costs for setting up an LLC with standard filing times through Northwest Registered Agent. Follow the “Prepared for Me” button to go directly to Northwest Registered Agent with up to date pricing.

Prepared for Me
StateState Filing FeeRegistered AgentPrepared for Me
Alabama$128$125$426
Alaska$250$125$475
Arizona$50$125$310
Arkansas$45$125$270
California$70$125$315
Colorado$50$125$275
Conneticut$120$125$345
Delaware$90$125$315
Florida$125$125$350
Georgia$100$125$325
Hawaii$51$125$278.50
Idaho$100$125$326
Illinois$150$125$379
Indiana$98$125$323
Iowa$50$125$275
Kansas$166$125$391
Kentucky$40$125$265
Louisiana$100$125$330
Maine$175$125$400
Maryland$100$125$380
Massachusetts$500$125$745
Michigan$50$125$275
Minnesota$135$125$380
Mississippi$50$125$279
Missouri$52$125$277
Montana$70$125$295
Nebraska$105$125$339
Nevada$425$125$650
New Hampshire$100$125$327
New Jersey$125$125$355
New Mexico$50$125$275
New York$200$125$425
North Carolina$125$125$352
North Dakota$135$125$360
Ohio$99$125$324
Oklahoma$100$125$330
Oregon$100$125$325
Pennsylvania$125$125$350
Rhode Island$150$125$381
South Carolina$110$125$350
South Dakota$150$125$375
Tennessee$300$125$534
Texas$300$125$535
Utah$70$125$300
Vermont$125$125$350
Virginia$100$125$328
Washington$200$125$425
Washington DC$220$125$445
West Virginia$130.68$125$355.68
Wisconsin$130$125$355
Wyoming$100$125$325