Louisiana Annual Report Filing Instructions

What is the cost to file the Louisiana Annual Report?

Louisiana Corporations and PCs-domestic and foreign: $30
Louisiana Nonprofits-domestic and foreign: $10
Louisiana LLCs and PLLCs-domestic and foreign: $30
Louisiana LLPs and LPs-domestic and foreign: $30
Louisiana Charities renewal: $25
(paying with a credit card, add $5 convenience fee)

How to file your Louisiana Commercial Division Annual Report:

There are two options for filing your Louisiana Annual Report. They are:

  1. File the paper report form that you print out after searching your business name at the Secretary of State website. See below. If your report is due you will have a link for printing it out. You can mail it or fax it in with the filing fee.
  2. The most preferred option is to file your report online at the link below. Click on ‘File Annual Report’ and enter your Charter Number and Renewal ID. These are on your reminder postcard. Call the division for your number and ID if you lose the card. Just fill it in and submit.

Louisiana Charities:
Charities must register and renew each year with the LA Department of Justice, Public Protection Division. A link to the forms may be found below. The form need to be mailed in with the renewal fee. LA Charities are required to also be registered as a nonprofit organization with the Louisiana Secretary of State.

When are Louisiana Annual Reports due?

Louisiana Corporations and PCs-domestic and foreign: exact anniversary date.
Louisiana Nonprofits-domestic and foreign: exact anniversary date.
Louisiana LLCs and PLLCs-domestic and foreign: exact anniversary date.
Louisiana LLPs and LPs-domestic and foreign: exact anniversary date.
Louisiana Charities renewal: October 1st every year.

Does Louisiana have initial report requirements?

The initial report is attached to the formation articles. You have to complete the initial report when starting a business in Louisiana.

What are the penalty fees for a delinquent Annual Report?

None. After three years, Louisiana will finally dissolve or revoke you.

How do I get notified?

Louisiana mails a reminder postcard with your filing ID number to your company’s principal address.

If you sign up for our Louisiana registered agent service, we remind you to file your annual reports on time.

Who can file Louisiana Annual reports?

An officer or director, manager, member, partner or agent can file the annual report.

Are original signatures needed?

Yes, if you mail it in. We recommend filing online.


Commercial Division
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 925-4704
Fax: (225) 932-5314
Email: commercial@sos.la.gov

Louisiana Department of Justice
Public Protection Division
1885 N. 3rd Street, 4th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 326-6400
Fax: (225) 326-6499

Annual report online

Louisiana Charities