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How to Reinstate a Maine LLC

To revive a Maine LLC, there’s no form to file. You’ll just need to fix the issues that led to your Maine LLC’s dissolution and pay a reinstatement fee. Below, we provide a free, step-by-step guide to reinstating your Maine LLC.

Reinstate A Maine Limited Liability Company

The Maine Secretary of State has the power to administratively dissolve your LLC if you fail to do any of the following:

  • file annual reports
  • appoint and maintain a registered agent
  • pay any fees or penalties
  • properly file paperwork to notify the SOS of a change in registered agent and/or office
  • truthfully represent facts on official documents

To get back into business again, you can apply for reinstatement. To reinstate an LLC in Maine, there is no form to fill out. Instead, you’ll need to fix the issue that led the Maine SOS to administratively dissolve your LLC and pay a reinstatement fee.

What information do I need to reinstate a Maine LLC?

To reinstate a Maine LLC, you need to know why the SOS administratively dissolved your business.

You can find the reason(s) for administrative dissolution by searching for your business record on Maine’s SOS Corporations Name Search. Your record will show all filings associated with your Maine LLC, including the notice and reason for administrative dissolution.

You can also call the SOS Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions at (207) 624-7752 to find out why your Maine LLC was administratively dissolved.

How do I file for reinstatement in Maine?

In Maine, you can only file by mail or in person. You can pay by check, money order, or credit card. If using a credit card when filing by mail, be sure to fill out and include the Credit Card Payment Voucher.

How much will it cost to revive a Maine LLC?

The filing fee for reinstatement in Maine depends on what problem you need to correct. The best way to find out what you owe is to call the Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions at (207) 624-7752.

How long does it take the Secretary of State to reinstate a Maine LLC?

It takes the Maine SOS Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions about 5-10 business days to process business filings.

Expedited service is available as follows:

  • 24-hour service: $50
  • Immediate service: $100

Can you change your Maine registered agent when you reinstate a Maine LLC?

Yes. You can change your Maine registered agent by filing a Statement of Change with the Maine Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions.

How long do you have to revive a Maine LLC?

You can revive a business in Maine within six years of the date of dissolution. However, after three years, your Maine LLC’s name becomes available for other businesses to adopt. After six years, you’ll have to form a new Maine LLC.

What if my Maine LLC’s name was taken during administrative dissolution?

Your Maine LLC’s name is reserved for three years after administrative dissolution. After that, it becomes available for other companies to adopt. If another business in Maine is using your LLC’s name, you’ll need to file an amendment with your reinstatement filings to change your name.

Where do I submit my Maine reinstatement filings?

Reinstatement is processed by the Maine Department of the Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions.

Mailed and In-Person Filings:

101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

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