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How to Reinstate a Wisconsin LLC

To revive a Wisconsin LLC, you’ll need to file a Wisconsin application for reinstatement. You’ll also have to file any missing annual reports. Here’s a free, step-by-step guide to reinstating a Wisconsin LLC.

Revive Or Reinstate A Wisconsin Limited Liability Company

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (WDFI) has the power to administratively or involuntarily dissolve your LLC if you don’t file an annual report.

To get your Wisconsin LLC back into business again, you can apply for reinstatement. To revive or reinstate an LLC in Wisconsin, you’ll need to submit the following to WDFI:

  • a completed application for reinstatement
  • a current annual report
  • all owed fees for missing annual reports
  • the $100 filing fee

When your Wisconsin LLC is reinstated, you’ll receive a Certificate of Reinstatement from WFDI.

What information do I need for the Wisconsin reinstatement application?

The Wisconsin reinstatement application will ask for your LLC’s name and the date it was administratively dissolved. It includes a statement affirming that you’ve fixed the problems that led to your Wisconsin LLC’s dissolution and that your LLC’s name is still unique.

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

If your LLC’s name was adopted by another Wisconsin business during dissolution, you won’t be able to use it. You’ll have to file a Wisconsin amendment with your reinstatement application to change your LLC’s name.

How do I file the Wisconsin reinstatement application?

The Wisconsin reinstatement application is not available online. You’ll have to call WDFI’s Corporations Bureau at (608) 261-7577 to request the reinstatement application. WDFI will either email or mail you the form, depending on your preference. Once you complete it, you’ll need to file a hard copy either by mail or in person.

You can pay by check or money order (payable to “Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions”).

How do I file a current annual report?

Your application for reinstatement must include a current Wisconsin annual report. Normally, you can file your annual report online. However, when you’re filing an annual report with a reinstatement application, you’ll need to file by mail or in person.

How much will it cost to revive a Wisconsin LLC?

The filing fee for a reinstatement is $100. While you don’t have to file all your missing annual reports, you do have to pay $25 for each one you missed, along with another $25 to file a current one.

How long does it take the state to process the Wisconsin reinstatement application?

Typically, it takes WDFI about five business days to process a reinstatement application. For an additional $25, you can expedite your reinstatement application and WDFI will process it by the end of the following business day.

Can you change your Wisconsin registered agent on the Wisconsin reinstatement?

Yes, you can change your Wisconsin registered agent on the Wisconsin reinstatement application.

How long do you have to revive a Wisconsin LLC?

You can revive a business at anytime. However, on the date of dissolution, your name becomes available to other companies to adopt.

Where do I submit my Wisconsin application for reinstatement?

Reinstatement applications are processed by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Corporations Bureau. You can file by mail or in person.

Division of Corporate and Consumer Services
Corporations Bureau
PO Box 7846

In person:
4822 Madison Yards Way
North Tower
Madison, WI 53705

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