As of 2014, forming an LLC in Michigan involves choosing its name, filing Articles of Organization, hiring a registered agent, and complying with regulatory requirements. You need the name of the LLC, the filing fee, the Articles of Organization, a registered agent and a business license. The process generally takes four to six weeks, but it can take longer, depending on the amount of time it takes the Michigan Secretary of State’s office to process your documents.
- Pick a name
Choose a unique name for your LLC; the name must contain the words Limited Liability Company, or the abbreviation LLC, or L.L.C. Reserve the name by paying a fee to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Commercial Services. You can process the filing either by email or postal mail.
- File Articles of Organization
File Articles of Organization with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Commercial Services, and pay the required filing fee.
- Hire a registered agent
Appoint a registered agent who is a Michigan resident, or choose an agency that's certified to do business in Michigan. The registered agent must have a physical address in Michigan.
- Comply with regulatory requirements
Comply with all tax and regulatory requirements that apply to your LLC. Obtain relevant business licenses to obtain an LLC in Michigan.