In Nevada, as in most states, the primary step in creating a limited liability company (LLC) is to file articles of organization with the state. This is an absolutely crucial document that helps define your business, so it’s important to do it correctly.
An LLC is a business entity that offers liability protection for owners, as well as pass-through taxation, much like a sole proprietorship.
What are Articles of Organization?
The articles of organization is a legal document you need to file with the state to form your LLC. It will specify details about your company and establish your LLC as an officially registered business entity in Nevada.
The document is similar to the articles of incorporation you would file to form a corporation instead of an LLC.
How to File the Nevada Articles of Organization
In Nevada, the process to file articles of organization is quite simple. The crucial first step is gathering the required information about your new LLC, before proceeding with the filing itself.
Here are the steps you’ll need to take to create your new business entity:
- Gather the required information about your business.
- Entity Name
- Entity Type
- Registered Agent Name
- Registered Office Address
- Dissolution Date
- Governing Authority Type
- Managers or Managing Members contact information
- Organizer contact information
- Certificate of Acceptance of Appointment of Registered Agent
- Visit the Nevada Secretary of State website
Find Nevada’s articles of organization form here. It’s easiest to fill out the form online and file immediately, but you can also download it, fill it out and mail it in.
- Filling out Articles of Organization Document
If you don’t already have a SilverFlume online account, you’ll need to create one to file your articles of organization online. Fill out the contact information and submit. You will then receive a welcome email. Click the activation link within that email and log in with your credentials.
From the “My Dashboard” page, hit the “Click Here to Get Started” button under the “My Filings” header. On the next page titled “Quick Start”, click “Register My Business”. On the following page, you’ll be asked to choose a business entity. Click the plus sign next to “Start a Nevada Business (LLC, Corporation, etc.)”. Then select “Domestic Limited-Liability Company”. Click “Next”.
On the next page, click the green “Start” button next to “Articles of Organization – LLC, List and State Business License”. You will then be taken to the articles of organization online form.
If you already registered your business name, enter the Name Reservation ID. If not, enter your desired entity name. NOTE: You will need to validate your entity name by clicking on the “Search” button before proceeding. Otherwise, you will get an error message that reads “Business Name not validated”. Click “Next”.
Go through each prompt, entering your business information, officer information, and upload any supporting documentation. NOTE: Under “Step 7: Required Filings”, you will need to complete the Initial List filing to proceed.
The final screen is a review of all information. If everything looks correct, click “Add to Shopping Cart” at the bottom. On the next page, click the green “Checkout Now” button to be taken to the payment portal.
When filling out your articles of organization form, be sure to double-check that all the information is accurate and up-to-date. Maybe you’ve just moved, or use your middle initial in official documents, such as with your bank account. If you get it wrong now, changing it later can be a real pain. So accuracy is crucial.
- File Articles of Organization – The final step in the process is to submit payment through the website’s payment screen or mail in all documentation. The filing fee in Nevada is $425 ($75 for the articles of organization plus $350 for the initial list and business license filing). Filings are processed in the order they are received and backlogging is common. You may expedite your filings for an additional fee.
Nevada Secretary of State Contact Info
Nevada Secretary of State – Businesses Division Website
Online portal: NV SilverFlume
Secretary of State
Nevada State Capitol Building
101 North Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701
Email: [email protected]
Business Division Support:
Email: [email protected]
The Bottom Line
In Nevada, it’s relatively easy to create an LLC, but you do need to jump through a few hoops. You now have all the information you need to officially create your new business and begin your entrepreneurial journey in The Silver State.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an attorney to file articles of organization in Nevada?
You do not need an attorney to file articles of organization in Nevada. You can easily file online yourself, or use a business formation service. ZenBusiness’s online LLC formation service will enable you to form your LLC in just a few minutes.
How do I amend my LLC articles of organization?
To amend your Nevada LLC articles of organization, complete and mail in a Certificate of Amendment form. The filing fee is $175.
How do I get a copy of my articles of organization in Nevada?
You can request a certified copy of your articles of organization by completing and submitting a Copies Order Form. The fee for certified copies is $30 plus $2 per page. Additionally, you may order up to 10 certified copies at the time of filing if you file online.