How do I form a Hawaii LLC?

Hawaii LLCs are formed with the Hawaii Business Registration Division. Filing the articles of organization for a Hawaii LLC will cost a $50 state filing fee.

The Hawaii Business Registration Division will take 7-10 days to process your LLC articles of organization if you file by mail. If you file by fax or online, they will process in 3-5 days.

What is required to file Hawaii LLC Articles of Organization?

To form a Hawaii LLC, you file Hawaii LLC Articles of Organization. The Hawaii Articles of Organization cost $50 to the Hawaii Business Registration Division. These LLC articles can be basic or complicated. We custom draft your Hawaii LLC Articles of Organization when you hire Northwest to do your Hawaii LLC registration, but if you’d like to save some money, you could just hire us as your HI registered agent, and then we supply you all the correct forms to file and filing instructions in your online account immediately. The basic Hawaii LLC requirements are:

  • The business name must have a LLC ending or variation of it.
  • The Hawaii LLC’s name must be different than already registered Hawaii companies. You can perform a free business name search to find a unique name.
  • The Hawaii LLC’s principal mailing address.
  • The duration of the LLC may be at-will or for a specific term.
  • If the Hawaii LLC is member-managed, you must list the members. If the LLC is manager-managed, you must list the managers.
  • State whether the members are liable for the debts, obligations, and liabilities of the company.
  • The Hawaii registered agent name and the physical address.
  • The Hawaii organizer’s name, address, and signature.

Hawaii does not require original signatures on filings. If you mail your filing they will send the filed copy to your return address. If you file online, they just email you and tell you to print the documents from their website.