Forming a Connecticut Limited Liability Company

As a Connecticut based business consulting firm, we commonly form Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) for clients.  In this post, we will explain how to form a limited liability company in Connecticut on your own.  If you do not want to go through the trouble, simply contact us as we can get it done for you.  Too busy to call??  You can form your Connecticut LLC right here on Cervitude.com with a few clicks of a button.

Now let’s get started.   Forming a Connecticut Limited Liability Company is straightforward.

  1. Determine whether you are forming a domestic or foreign limited liability company in the State of Connecticut.  If you are from CT, you are domestic, if you are from any other state or operate from another state, you are most like a foreign limited liability company.
  2. Then you file “The Certificate of Organization”.  This is a 3 page form that you will submit to the secretary of state’s office in Connecticut.

To file this form you will need

(1) Name of Limited Liability Company: The name MUST INCLUDE a business designation, such as Limited Liability Company, LLC, L.L.C., Limited Liability Co., Ltd. Liability Company, or Ltd. Liability Co. Professional LLCs must contain P.L.L.C., PLLC, Professional Limited Liability Company. Limited may be abbreviated “Ltd” and Company may be abbreviated “Co” and the name must be distinguishable from all other active business names on record with this office.

(2) Principal Office: Include street number, street name, city, state and zip code. NO P.O. BOX.

(3) Mailing Address: Include street number, street name, city, state and zip code. P.O. BOX is acceptable.

(4) Appointment of registered agent: THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY MAY NOT BE ITS OWN AGENT. An individual or business entity (other than this LLC) must be appointed to accept legal process, notice or demand served upon the limited
liability company. The agent may be EITHER:  Any individual who is a resident of Connecticut, including a member or manager of the LLC. (a)  An individual must provide the complete street address of his or her business, a Connecticut residence address and a Connecticut mailing address. (If no business address, must state none). The agent must sign accepting the appointment.OR (b) One of the following business types, on record with this office, with a Connecticut address:  A Connecticut corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership or statutory trust.
 A foreign corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership or statutory trust, which has obtained a certificate of authority to transact business in Connecticut and has a Connecticut address on file with this office.  Provide the Connecticut principal office address at “Business address” and the Connecticut mailing address at “mailing address”. The agent must sign accepting the appointment and the person signing on behalf of a business must print his/her name and title next to his/her signature.  The agent must sign accepting the appointment.

(5) Member or manager information: The limited liability company must list the name, title, business and residence address of at least one member or manager of the limited liability company (if no business address, must state none). Include street number, street name, city, state and zip code and check the appropriate box under “TITLE”. (Additional member(s) and manager(s) information may be included on an attached 8 ½ x 11 sheet.) Note: LLCs may have as many members/managers as they wish. However, only three will be displayed on the CONCORD (the State of Connecticut’s’ portal for filing business documents) business inquiry page. Additional names will be available by requesting copies of the original filing.

(6) Email Address: If none, must state “NONE”. The Secretary of the State will notify entities via email when their Annual Reports are due.

(7) Execution: The organizer (person forming the LLC) must print or type his/her full name and provide a signature. Note that the execution is made under the penalties of false statement, certifying that the information provided in the document is true. If the organizer is another business entity, the person signing on behalf of the business entity must provide his/her full name and title for the organizing entity. THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ITSELF MAY NOT BE ITS OWN ORGANIZER, BUT A MEMBER/MANAGER OF THE LLC MAY BE THE ORGANIZER.

That’s it!  Once you file this form, you are officially a Connecticut Limited Liability Company.   Again, if you would like us to file the form, simply fill out the following information to form your Connecticut Limited Liability Company online and we will handle the entire process for you.  Contact us with any questions.

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