Ohio LLC Formation

If you want to form a business entity that earns a profit, but limits taxes and personal liability, you may want to consider forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC). LLCs also have the same powers afforded to a corporation. Forming an LLC in Ohio is easy, fast, and affordable.

Ohio LLC Costs
TotalLegal Fee $99
Ohio Filing Fee $99
Total $198

Naming the LLC

The name of the limited liability company must contain the words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.,” or “LLC”. The LLC name should not contain the words "corporation" or "incorporated" or the abbreviations "co.", "corp." or "inc."

Your LLC's name must be distinguishable from the names of other business entities already on file with the Ohio Secretary of State.

Required Information

You will need to provide the name of your LLC, the Registered Agent's name and physical address (including the County), and the name of the organizer (the person forming the LLC).

Steps to Forming a Ohio LLC

  1. Complete the TotalLegal online interview.
  2. TotalLegal performs an LLC name availability search.
  3. TotalLegal will file your LLC with the Ohio Secretary of State.

When approved, TotalLegal will upload your Articles of Organization to your account, and send you an email letting you know you are approved to do business in Ohio.

Ohio LLC Advantages

  • Privacy!
    Ohio does not list the names of the owners (members) or the actual business address on the Articles of Organization. The name of the person(s) forming the LLC and the Registered Agent are listed on the Articles of Organization and are, therefor, public information. If you wish to not have an individual act as the Registered Agent due to privacy issues, you can choose to have TotalLegal be your Registered Agent.
  • Fast approval times.
    Since TotalLegal files electronically for you, your LLC is typically approved in a few business days.

Maintaining a Ohio LLC

Ohio is one of the few states that does not require an Annual Report.

Making Changes to Your LLC

All the forms you need to amend your LLC and/or change your Registered Agent can be downloaded online from the Ohio Corporations Division, or filed online (which can save a significant amount of time). Filing fees for amendments/changes range from $25 to $50.

Why use TotalLegal?

TotalLegal provides your LLC with a free Operating Agreement. Since your approved LLC's Articles of Organization do not list the owners (members) of the LLC, having all of this information in your Operating Agreement will make opening a bank account for your LLC in Ohio very easy.