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Ohio LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

Northeast Ohio is one of the key industrial regions in the state and is considered the manufacturing hub for liquid crystal displays, polymers, bioscience, chemicals, distribution and logistics, and fuel cells. The state welcomes new start-ups and those who want to form a corporation in Ohio in the field of advanced energy, motor vehicle and parts manufacturing, aerospace, professional and financial services, and agriculture and food processing. The state has invested heavily in innovation, technological advancement, and research and development. The variety of industrial and business incentives through a variety of programs is aimed at strengthening its position in the global markets.

How can you form an Ohio business LLC or Corporation? We as one of the top Ohio registered agents can assist you with the successful registration of your business entity in the state.

Ohio LLC Registration and Formation

Ohio LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Ohio is governed by 2011 Ohio Revised Code, Title [17] XVII Corporations – Partnerships, Chapter 1705: Limited Liability Companies. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in Ohio then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to OH Rev Code § 1705.06. This law is applicable for domestic limited liability company as well as foreign limited liability company.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in Ohio and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Ohio. We can assist you to form an Ohio business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in Ohio is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to OH Rev Code § 1705.05, the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to the provisions of Ohio Revised Code §§1701.05(E), 1702.05(E), 1703.06, 1705.05(E) and 1746.06(D)
  5. Submit Form 534B through mail or online with the office of the Secretary State along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 180 days.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Application for Registration

If you are planning to form an Ohio business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will be required to file “Articles of Organization” pursuant to OH Rev Code § 1705.04.
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file “Application for Registration” pursuant to OH Rev Code § 1705.54.
  • The application or documentation for registration of LLC can be filed with the Secretary of State, Business Services Division, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form an Ohio business, feel free to call us on 702-871-8678.

Ohio Corporation Registration and Formation

Ohio Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Ohio then it will be governed by 2011 Ohio Revised Code, Title [17] XVII Corporations – Partnerships, Chapter 1701: General Corporation Law. The procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in Ohio then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to OH Rev Code § 1701.07. This law is applicable for domestic as well as foreign corporations.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Ohio. We can assist you to form an Ohio business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Ohio.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in Ohio, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to OH Rev Code § 1701.05, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or corporation
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §§1701.05(E), 1702.05(E), 1703.06, 1705.05(E) and 1746.06(D).
  5. Submit Form 534B through mail or online with the office of the Secretary State along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 180 days.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Application for License

If you are planning to form a corporation in Ohio, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will be required to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to OH Rev Code § 1701.04.
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file an “Application for License” to transact business in the state pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §1703.13.
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the Secretary of State, Business Services Division, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding Ohio incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Ohio Business formation page.

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