LLC articles of organization template for download

‘Articles of Organization’ is the actual document name that you file with the state governing agency.
A state agency is the Secretary of State or Corporation Division in your home state to form your new LLC.

Upon filing Articles of Organization, some states give you back a certificate of organization. Others just return the LLC Articles of Organization with a stamping showing the filing, a filing number, and a date.

Free Download: LLC Articles of Organization


Articles of Organization must be filed with the state to form the Limited Liability Company. We provide free Articles of Organization above in a PDF form format or a word doc format. Please feel free to use our LLC Articles of Organization template, but please do not take this LLC form as a replacement for competent legal counsel on your specific needs.

Articles of Organization can be long and drawn out articles or they can be drastically simplified. The main purpose is to have something in writing to file with the state.

There are minimum state requirements that need to be listed on the LLC articles in order for the state to accept them. Many states have their own pre-made LLC articles that are just fine to form an LLC with. The big reason states provide Articles of Organization templates is to make their processing times quicker. Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization used to be these long 15 page documents that just went over and over state statutes. At the end of the day, the state law is state law regardless of what you put down on the Articles of Organization.

We have drafted custom Articles of Organization for you to use if you would like. The only state these articles won’t currently work for is, Louisiana; Louisiana requires notary signatures for the registered agent and the organizer. If you want to use these, you can still use them and just get both signatures notarized on the form. You can also use any of the state supplied Articles of Organization. We have a reference of every Secretary of State, Department of Revenue, and Licensing on our Secretary of State Resources page.

In addition, if you hire Northwest as your registered agent, all the state supplied LLC Articles of Organization are on the thank you page after you sign up. We email them to you as well.

Our drafted Articles of Organization include:

  • Certificate of organization
  • Adoption of the LLC articles
  • Name of the Limited Liability Company
  • State of organization
  • Principal and mailing address of the LLC
  • Duration of the LLC
  • Registered agent and registered office address of the Limited Liability Company
  • Registered Agent acceptance for the LLC
  • Management of the LLC
  • Members of the LLC
  • Initial contribution of the Limited Liability Company
  • The purpose of the LLC
  • Limitation of Liability clause
  • The LLC organizer
  • Contact information

Most firms would charge you hundreds if not thousands of dollars for the type of documents that we give away for free every day. Please feel free to use our free LLC Articles of Organization template.

If you would like our help forming your LLC, we file LLCs every day, and for only $100 we will get your LLC set up correctly the first time.

If you would like registered agent service, which you usually will need anyway, we would love to have your business for that as well, so you can utilize our industry leading registered agent service for $125 a year.

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