How to Reinstate a Washington LLC
To revive a Washington LLC, you’ll need to file a reinstatement application with the Washington Secretary of State Corporations and Charities Division. You’ll also have to fix the issues that led to your Washington LLC’s dissolution. Below, we provide a free, step-by-step guide to reinstating your Washington LLC.
Revive Or Reinstate A Washington Limited Liability Company
The Washington Secretary of State has the power to administratively dissolve your LLC if you fail to do any of the following:
- file an initial or annual report for 4 months
- appoint or maintain a registered agent
- pay any fees or penalties
In order to get back into business again, you can apply for reinstatement. To revive or reinstate your Washington LLC, you’ll need to submit the following to the Washington Secretary of State:
- a completed Washington application for reinstatement
- a Washington LLC amendment (if needed to change name)
- the $140 reinstatement fee
- the $60 filing fee for each missed annual report
What information do I need for the Washington reinstatement application?
To file the Washington application for reinstatement, you’ll need to provide your LLC’s name, registered agent information, and the date of administrative dissolution. The form also includes a statement affirming that you’ve fixed the problem that led to dissolution.
How do I file the Washington reinstatement paperwork?
You can only file the Washington reinstatement application online. If you don’t already have an account with the Corporations and Charities Filing System (CCFS) you’ll need to create one. Then, you can log in and click “Reactivate Business” to access the reinstatement application.
Where do I submit my Washington reinstatement application?
Reinstatement filings are processed by the Washington Secretary of State Corporations and Charities Division. You can only submit your reinstatement application online via an account with the Corporations and Charities Filing System (CCFS).
How much will it cost to revive a Washington LLC?
You’ll have to pay the $140 reinstatement fee plus $60 for each annual report you failed to file. If your name was taken during dissolution, you’ll also need to pay the $30 filing fee to file an amendment.
The filing fee for reinstatement is $140. If you’re behind on annual reports, you’ll also have to pay the $60 filing fee for each one you missed.
How long does it take the state to process the Washington reinstatement application?
The Corporations and Charities Division in Washington takes about 5-7 business days to process the reinstatement application.
Expedited filings cost an extra $20 and are usually processed in two business days.
What if my Washington LLC’s name was taken during administrative dissolution?
If another business adopted your LLC’s name while it was dissolved, you’ll need to file a Washington LLC amendment to change its name with your reinstatement application.
Can you change your Washington registered agent on the Washington reinstatement?
Yes, you can change your Washington registered agent on the reinstatement paperwork. You can use the reinstatement application to update any information except your LLC’s name.
How long do you have to revive a Washington LLC?
You can revive a business in Washington within five years of the date of dissolution. After that time, you’ll have to start over and form a new Washington LLC.