Starting a Louisiana LLC
A Louisiana Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal structure used to protect your personal assets (home, car, bank account) in the event your business is sued.
An LLC can be used to operate a business, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).
File your Louisiana LLC
File your Louisiana Articles of Organization with the Louisiana Secretary of State and wait for your LLC to be approved.
You can file your LLC by mail or online. In both cases, the filing fee is $100. If you file your LLC by mail, the approval time is 3-7 business days (unless you pay $30 extra for expediting). If you file your LLC online, the approval time is 1-2 business days.
Note: Filing times may take longer due to the current global situation and government delays. Please see how long does it take to get an LLC in Louisiana.
If your LLC is located in one of these parishes, you can’t file by mail (it’ll be rejected). You must file your LLC online.
Learn more about the Louisiana Secure Business Filings service.
After your LLC is Approved
In order to keep your Louisiana LLC in compliance, you need to file a Louisiana LLC Annual Report and pay Louisiana LLC Taxes each year. The Annual Report fee is $30 and the report can be filed by mail or online.