How to Reinstate a Louisiana LLC
To revive a Louisiana LLC, you’ll need to file the Louisiana reinstatement application with the Louisiana Secretary of State. You’ll also have to fix the issues that led to your Lousiana LLC’s dissolution. Below, we provide a free, step-by-step guide to reinstating your Louisiana LLC.
Revive Or Reinstate A Louisiana Limited Liability Company
The Louisiana Secretary of State has the power to revoke your LLC’s articles of organization if you fail to file an annual report for three years.
If you want to get back to business, you can apply for reinstatement. To revive or reinstate your Louisiana LLC, you’ll need to submit the following to the Louisiana Secretary of State:
- a current annual report
- a completed application for reinstatement
- the $130 reinstatement fee
- the $30 annual report fee
What information do I need for the Louisiana reinstatement application?
For the Louisiana reinstatement application, you’ll need to provide your LLC’s name, registered agent information, and a list of members and managers. It must be signed by a member or manager.
Where can I find the Louisiana reinstatement application?
The Louisiana SOS must generate your reinstatement application. You can find your reinstatement application through an account with the SOS’s geauxBIZ system (and if you live in a parish that requires online filing, geauxBIZ is the only way to file.) Otherwise, you can call the SOS at (225) 925-4704 to request your reinstatement application.
How do I file the Louisiana reinstatement application?
Your filing options depend on where your Louisiana LLC is located. You can only file online via the Secretary of State’s geauxBIZ system if you live in one of the following parishes:
- East Baton Rouge
- St. Tammany
All other parishes may file online, by mail, fax, or in person. If you plan to fax your reinstatement application, you’ll need to provide a cover letter with your name, phone number, mailing address, email address, and the last four digits of the credit card you have on file with the SOS.
What forms of payment does the Louisiana Secretary of State accept for filings?
Payment options depend on filing method.
- Mail: Check or money order (payable to “Secretary of State”)
- Fax: Credit card (if you have one on file with the state)
- In Person: Check, money order, cash, or credit card
- Online: Credit card
All credit card payments are charged an extra $5.
How much will it cost to revive a Louisiana LLC?
The filing fee for a reinstatement application is $130. You’ll also have to pay $30 to file a current annual report.
How long does processing a Louisiana reinstatement application take?
The Louisiana SOS Commercial Division takes about 3-5 business days to process the reinstatement application.
In-person filings may be expedited:
- 24-hour service: $30
- 2-4 hour service: $50
Can you change your Louisiana registered agent on the Louisiana reinstatement?
Yes. You can change your Louisiana registered agent on the Louisiana reinstatement application.
How long do you have to revive a Louisiana LLC?
You can revive a business in Louisiana at anytime. However, after three years, your name becomes available for other companies to use.
What if my name was taken while my Louisiana LLC was revoked?
After three years, your Louisiana LLC’s name becomes available for other businesses to adopt. If another business is using your name, you’ll have change your name by filing a Louisiana LLC amendment with the reinstatement application.
Where do I submit my Louisiana reinstatement application?
Reinstatement applications are processed by the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Commercial Division.
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
8585 Archives Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809