This tutorial has been created to clarify the filing process required of individuals looking to register a partnership in New Hampshire. For your convenience, we’ve incorporated all filing forms here on this webpage with a few additional actions to take immediately after filing at the very bottom of the page. Unfortunately, this entity type is the only one in New Hampshire that isn’t able to file online so you will notice that the instructions only cover the delivery by mail options. When submitting your application, you will need to attach a check made out to the Secretary of State to pay the filing fee. This fee will amount to $100 regardless of the nature of the partnership.

Before filing, we always recommend that applicants take a moment to check the Secretary of State name database to ensure that the business name their filing under is indeed unique to their business alone. To learn more about the inquiry process, review our tutorial on performing a Business Entity Search. You can also perform a Name Reservation which will prevent other businesses from using your name for a period of 120 days prior to filing.

How to File a Domestic LP

Step 1- Creating a New Hampshire limited partnership will require that you first download the Certificate of Limited Partnership.

Step 2- The form will ask a few basic pieces of information of you. The following data will be required:

  • 1- LP name
  • 2- Office Address, business phone number and email address
  • 3- Name and address of registered agent
  • 4- Latest date LP is to be dissolved
  • 5- Name, signature and address of each general partner
  • Date signed

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Step 3- Once all the information has been provided and double checked for accuracy, you will need to attach the filing fee of $100. This fee is payable by check made out to the Secretary of State. Send both the application and the fee by mail to the first address, or hand deliver it to the second address.

Mailing address

Corporation Division

NH Dept. of State, 107 N Main St, Rm 204

Concord, NH 03301

Over-the-counter address

State House Annex,

3rd Floor, Rm 317, 25 Capitol St,

Concord, NH

How to File a Domestic LLP

Step 1- First, you will need to download the Registration of New Hampshire Limited Liability Partnership form.

Step 2- The Secretary of State asks that those applying for this entity type provide the following information when filling out their registration documents:

  • 1- LLP Name
  • 2- The address of the principle office as well as the phone number and email address. Check box if you’d like to receive the annual fee reminder by email.
  • 3- Name and address of registered agent.
  • 4- Brief statement of the nature of the business as well as the NAICS code and sub code
  • Signature of partner, printed name and date signed

NH-Registration-of New-Hampshire-Limited-Liability-PartnershipStep 3- Here is the step in which you will need to attach the check made out to the Secretary of State covering the $100 filing fee. Once completed, you can send both items by mail to the first address below, or hand deliver it to the second address.

Mailing address

Corporation Division

NH Dept. of State, 107 N Main St, Rm 204

Concord, NH 03301

Over-the-counter address

State House Annex

3rd Floor, Rm 317, 25 Capitol St

Concord, NH

How to File a Foreign LP

Step 1- Pre-existing foreign partnerships must first download the Application for Registration of Foreign Limited Partnership.

Step 2- In your PDF viewer, submit the following information:

Page 1

  • 1- LP Name
  • 2- Name used in New Hampshire
  • 3- Address of principle office in jurisdiction of initial formation
  • 4- Address at which a list of names and addresses of limited partners is kept. Add the principle mailing address, business phone and business email here as well
  • 5- State and date of formation
  • 6- Name an address of registered agent

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  • 7- Names and business address of each general partner
  • Signature of general partner, their name, and the date signed

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Step 3- Once completed, attach a check made out to the Secretary of State to cover the $100 filing fee. Send both articles by mail to the first address below, or hand deliver it to the second address.

Mailing address

Corporation Division

NH Dept. of State, 107 N Main St, Rm 204

Concord, NH 03301

Over-the-counter address

State House Annex

3rd Floor, Rm 317, 25 Capitol St

Concord, NH

How to File a Foreign LLP

Step 1- Once a foreign LLP has committed to filing with the New Hampshire Secretary of State, they will be required to download the Notice of Registration of a Foreign Registered Limited Liability Partnership.

Step 2- The document will ask the following information of filers:

  • 1- Name of FLLP
  • 2- Name to be used in New Hampshire
  • 3- Address of principle office including mailing address, business phone, business email. Check box if you would like to receive an annual report reminder by email
  • 4- Jurisdiction of initial formation
  • 5- Name and address of registered agent
  • 6- Business that the entity plans on conducting in New Hampshire as well as the NAICS code and sub code of said business
  • 7- Signature, printed name and address of signatory as well as the date of signing

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Step 3- Once the application has been completed and double checked for accuracy, you can attach to it, a check made out to the Secretary of State covering the filing fee of $100. Mail all items to the first address below, or hand deliver it to the second address.

Mailing address

Corporation Division

NH Dept. of State, 107 N Main St, Rm 204

Concord, NH 03301

Over-the-counter address

State House Annex

3rd Floor, Rm 317, 25 Capitol St

Concord, NH

Tips

EIN– All new partnerships will need to immediately apply for an Employer Identification Number following the completion and submission of their registration documents. This number will enable you to hire employees, open bank accounts, apply for corporate credit cards and otherwise commit to all variety of financial transactions. You will be able to use the IRS website to apply online, or you may download this PDF and submit it through the mail in similar fashion to your initial registration forms. Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph for more information.

Partnership Agreement– Like most states, New Hampshire doesn’t require that business representatives draft a partnership agreement after the completion of their registration documents. For this reason, you needn’t file the agreement with the Secretary of State after it’s been finished. However, filers should distribute the agreement to the other members of the partnership for their own personal filing. For those who are unaware, the essential function of a partnership agreement is to delineate the nature of the relationship between the partners and the partnership. Click on the heading of this paragraph to gain further insight into it’s functionality and to download our free template in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word.

Renewal– In order to file your annual report, a process which needs to be executed to stay in good standing in this state, filers will need to create an online account with the Secretary of State online filing system. A tutorial for the registration process for such an account can be found here. You will receive a notice in the mail, or if you wish, through email, which will remind you when the filing is due. When you’re ready to submit it, you will need to supply your business ID into the portal and update the few pieces that they require. The filing fee can then be conveniently paid by credit card.

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