LLC Ohio

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We make it easy to start your LLC in Ohio. DBI Global Filings will handle all aspects of forming your LLC. Here is what we do for you:

  • Check your company name for availability with the Ohio Secretary of State
  • Prepare and review name reservation certificate
  • Prepare and review the certificate of formation
  • Provide an Ohio registered agent office and legal address
  • Submit initial LLC filing fee to Ohio
  • Notify you of any annual compliance requirements

Here is some basic information for your review.

How do I set up a LLC in Ohio?

  1. Select a company name. (Name must include one of the following words or abbreviations: "limited liability company," "limited," "LLC," "L.L.C.," "ltd., "or "ltd".)
  2. Purpose of LLC (optional)
  3. Member or manager information (optional)
  4. Period of existence (optional)
  5. You can also have other provisions named.

Can I reserve a limited liability company name in advance of formation?

Yes. A name may be reserved for a period of 180 days. There is a $39 filing fee to reserve a LLC name.

Does Ohio require that members or managers be listed?

No. Ohio does NOT require that any members or managers be listed on the certificate of formation.

Does Ohio require a principal office?

No. Ohio does NOT require a principal office.

Does Ohio need a duration listed on the certificate of formation?

No. Listing a duration is optional.

Do I need to list a LLC purpose on the certificate of formation?

No. Ohio does NOT require that a purpose be listed on the certificate.

Do I need to provide Ohio an email address?

No. Ohio does NOT require an email address.

How much does it cost for a LLC in Ohio?

Ohio charges an initial filing fee of $99.

Are there are annual renewal fees in Ohio?

Unlike most states, there are no annual fees or annual reports due.

How long does it take to get a LLC in Ohio?

Ohio takes about 2-5 business days to setup your LLC and receive your certificate.

How do I get an EIN number in Ohio?

Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) are issued by the Internal Revenue Service. States do not issue EIN numbers.

What does DBI Global Filings do? How much do you charge?

Upon receiving your order, we prepare the articles of formation, ensure that the information complies with Ohio state law, and review the filing for accuracy. We charge a one-time processing fee and an annual registered agent fee. Our processing fees are listed on our order form.

Information about other states is available by selecting a state from the menu below. Visit Ohio website for more detailed information about incorporating. Thank you for your interest in forming a Ohio LLC.


Our Incorporation Specialists are available by telephone, email or live chat.

Why order a LLC from DBI Global Filings, LLC?

  • Easy to order online, by phone or live chat
  • Transparent pricing -- our processing fee plus state fees -- no hidden fees
  • Experienced document retrieval staff
  • Same business day processing in most cases
  • Email and/or hard copy delivery
  • All major credit cards, Western Union and bank wires accepted
  • In business since 1986
  • Lifetime customer support

Start Your Business Today for Only $50 Plus State Filing Fees.