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How to reinstate a Pennsylvania Limited Liability Company

Revival of Pennsylvania LLC with Pennsylvania Secretary of State

How to reinstate a Pennsylvania Limited Liability Company:

Pennsylvania does not have a process for reorganizing a dissolved Limited Liability Company. You must start from scratch and file Certificate of Organization Domestic Limited Liability Company (DSCB: 15-8913) form with the Department of State Corporation Bureau by mail, in person, or online. This certificate is filed with one copy of completed form Docketing Statement DSCB: 15-134A, and a Consent to Appropriation or Use of Similar Name (DSCB: 17.2.3) depending on availability of your business name.

How much will it cost to revive a Pennsylvania LLC?

$125 payable to the PA Department of State.

How long does it take the state to process the filing?

Your articles of organization can be processed in approximately one week.

How long does your Pennsylvania LLC have to be inactive with the state before you wouldn’t have any fees, and would just have to start over with a new Pennsylvania LLC?

Immediately upon dissolution of your Pennsylvania LLC, you must start over with a new business, or if you lose your business name for failure to file a decennial report.

Can you change your Pennsylvania registered agent at the same time on the Pennsylvania reinstatement?

Pennsylvania offers no reinstatement procedure, but you may state your new Pennsylvania registered agent on your Certificate of Organization.

Can you change your principal address at the same time on the Pennsylvania reinstatement form?

You must state your principle address on your Certificate of Organization.

Can you change your members and/or managers at the same time on the Pennsylvania reinstatement form?

The certificate only asks for the organizers name and contact information, but you can attach articles to show members or managers information.

How many annual reports can you miss before you can’t revive your Pennsylvania LLC?

PA only has a decennial report for your LLC.  Failure to file the decennial report could result in another business taking your business name, whereby you would need to file a new Certificate of Organization.