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How To Reinstate A Washington LLC


Revive Or Reinstate A Washington Limited Liability Company

There is no form available online for reinstating your Washington LLC. However, if you contact the Washington Secretary of State’s office, they will provide you with a Reinstatement form. Call (360) 725-0377.

How much will it cost to revive a Washington LLC?

To revive your Washington Limited Liability Company, you will need to call the Washington Secretary of State’s office to find out the specific filing fees required. The phone number to call for the reinstatement information is (360) 725-0377. The LLC will have to pay all fees and penalties that have been assessed during the period of dissolution, plus a reinstatement surcharge, which is currently $140. After 5 years, you would have to start over as a new company with the normal Washington LLC filing fee.

Expedited service may be requested for an additional $50.

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

A reinstatement can be processed in approximately one month unless you request expedited service, which will have your reinstatement processed in about one week.

You will want to request a file stamped copy in your cover letter.

How long does your Washington 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 Washington LLC?

In Washington you can reinstate a business within five years of administrative dissolution. After five years, you have to start over and re-file as a new company.

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

Yes, you can change your Washington registered agent by attaching a Statement of Change Registered Agent or Office form to your reinstatement.

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

Yes, you can make that change on the reinstatement form.

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

Yes. You can provide changes on the reinstatement form.

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

You can miss up to five annual reports before you can no longer revive your Washington LLC. If you wish to revive your Washington company more than five years after your administrative dissolution date, you must re-file as a totally new entity.

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