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Register a Foreign LLC in Vermont

To register a foreign LLC in Vermont, you must file a Vermont Application for Certificate of Authority with the Vermont Secretary of State. You can submit this document online or by mail. The Application for Certificate of Authority costs $125 to file. The following guide on registering a foreign LLC in Vermont answers the most common questions about how to file the Vermont Application for Certificate of Authority, but you can also sign up for our Vermont Foreign LLC service and let Northwest handle the details for you.

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Foreign Vermont LLC Application for Certificate of Authority

What does it cost to register a foreign LLC in Vermont?

$125 for normal processing.

How long does it take for the state to process the Vermont Application for Registration?

Online filings currently take 1-3 business days, but mailed filings take a bit longer (around 7-10 business days). When you hire Northwest to register your foreign LLC in Vermont, we’ll file your paperwork online.

How will I get verification of registration back from Vermont?

You will receive a certificate and a file stamped copy by return mail.

What forms do I file with Vermont to register my out of state LLC?

The Application for Certificate of Authority (in duplicate if filing by mail), the filing fee and a self-addressed envelope is required. A professional LLC must attach license information with this filing.

What do I need from my home state?

Certificate of Good Standing.

Does it need to be an original copy?


How current does the certificate need to be?

It must be current within 30 days of filing.

Will I need an Vermont registered agent for my LLC?

Yes, when you hire Northwest as your Vermont registered agent, it’s a flat rate yearly price of $125 a year, you’ll have an online account that tracks your report due dates, which states you are registered in, when your yearly service with us is up, and any documents we receive locally for you are uploaded into your account immediately for complete viewing. If or when you get served with a lawsuit, we can email up to 4 people and your attorney at the same time for real time complete viewing of a lawsuit. You’ll receive annual report reminders. It’s the same price every year, and there are no weird fees or cancellation fees.

You’ll also see all the pre-populated forms and specific filing instructions on the thank you page, in your online account, and they will be emailed to you immediately upon signing up for 1 year of registered agent service.

Does the Vermont registered agent need to sign the filing?


How can I file the Vermont Application for Registration?

By mail or online.

What is the state agency that accepts the out of state registration?

Vermont Secretary of State
26 Terrace Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1104
Phone: (802)828-2386

Do the signatures on the Vermont LLC application need to be original?


Who has to sign the foreign LLC filing?

A member or manager of the Vermont LLC must sign the form.

Are there any weird things about registering in Vermont?

A professional LLC must attach license information with this filing.

County filing or publication is not necessary, unless specifically required by the county in which your registered agent resides.

Are there ongoing Vermont annual report and/or initial reporting requirements?

VT annual reports are due 2.5 months from the end of the fiscal year, which is usually March 15th.

What are your fees?

You’ll need to have an Vermont registered agent. We charge $125 a year to act as your registered agent in Vermont. It’s a flat rate, once a year fee, and includes more than other registered agents. Here’s a little more about our registered agent service.

We charge a $100 one-time filing service fee if you would like us to obtain the certificates needed from your home state, and register your company in any state you choose. We have offices in every state and can act as your registered agent and make your filings for you in any state. If you would like to register with multiple states at once, we can usually drop our filing service fee down.

Additional Resources:

VT Taxes
How to Withdraw a Foreign LLC in Vermont
Register an LLC in Another State

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