This webpage has been created to serve as a general overview of the limited liability company registration process in Wyoming. Our tutorials will provide you with detailed instructions on the filing process for both foreign and domestic LLCs and we encourage you to explore the links found throughout this page to fully prepare yourself before filing with the Secretary of State. Representatives of domestic entities will be able to submit their applications in a matter of minutes using the online filing portal. Out-of-state registration will require filers to complete a PDF application and forward it to the state with the filing fee attached. The fee for both domestic and foreign registration is $100.
How to File
Step 1- Each LLC in Wyoming will be required to operate under a business name that is distinguishable from that of any other entity registered with the Secretary of State. For this reason, we recommend that a preliminary check be performed prior to registration to ensure the availability of the desired name. Reserving a name is also possible if additional time is required to prepare your filings. By submitting a Name Reservation application, you can reserve a business name for 120 days. Reservations for limited liability companies in Wyoming cost $50.
Step 2- Filers must now access their filing forms online (available only to domestic entities) or by downloading the PDF. Click on the link below that is associated with your entity type to learn more about the exact requirements.
Step 3- After submitting all requisite information through the online portal or in the PDF, you will need to gather any additional forms or certification. Foreign applicants must attach a certificate of good standing or a similar document from the initial jurisdiction of formation. Of course all LLCs will also need to supply a $100 filing fee, the payment of which will mark the completion of the online filing process. Paper filers will need to include a check or money order made out to the Wyoming Secretary of State and will need to forward the application, filing fee, and certificate of good standing (if applicable) to the address below.
Wyoming Secretary of State
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 700
Cheyenne, WY 82002
EIN – Most newly formed limited liability companies in Wyoming will need to apply for an Employer Identification Number once acceptance of formation has been received from the Secretary of State. This unique identifier is issued by the IRS to all legitimate, tax-withholding entities. Once obtained, your business will be legally permitted to hire employees, register for bank accounts, apply for loans, and perform a number of other transactions. The entire application procedure can be accomplished Online, though we have also supplied the PDF Form SS-4 for individuals who would like to file by mail. Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph to review our tutorial on both procedures.
Operating Agreement – Drafting an operating agreement when forming a new, domestic limited liability company can fortify the organizational structure of your business. Within this document, you may specify a number of important details that were left undefined in the Articles of Organization. There is no legal obligation to file, though we highly recommend that you take a moment to look over the free template we have provided to see if drafting this document could be beneficial to your LLC. Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph to download the MS Word or PDF files that we have provided.
Renewal – Limited liability companies in Wyoming will be required to renew each year with the Secretary of State in order to remain in good standing. Through the submission of an annual report, business representatives may update the state of any changes that may have transpired over the course of the previous year. These reports must be filed on the first day of the anniversary month of formation (failing to do so will result in additional fees added to the annual report filed the following year). Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph to access the online portal where you can submit you report. A $50 filing fee must be provided in order to successfully complete this process.