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When forming an LLC business structure, you first need to file the Articles of Organization with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. This is a legal document that officially launches your new LLC into existence. After filing, the business can obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN), state tax number, open a bank account, and register for business licenses.

Related: Step-by-step guide to forming an LLC in Virginia

Some of the required information needed to complete the Certificate of Formation in Virginia includes:

  • Your new company’s name. When filling out this information be sure to include the entity designator at the end of the business name. The allowed designator can be Limited Company, Limited Liability Company, • L.C., LC, L.L.C., LLC.If you haven’t verified already, be sure to do a name search with the State Corporation Commission to be sure the LLC name is available.
  • Name and address of your company’s registered agent. A registered agent is a party authorized to receive and accept service of process on behalf of your LLC. You may act as your registered agent or you may authorize an individual outside of the LLC or another company authorized by your state to act as a registered agent. P.O. Boxes are not acceptable unless there is no street address or rural route and box number, or the town/city has a population of 2,000 or less.
  • Address of the principal place of business. This may be, but is not required to be, the actual place of the business to the physical street address, or the main location where the business records are kept. A physical address must be used as P.O. Boxes are not allowed.
  • Information about the LLC members and managers. In the articles of organization, you will need to include contact information with the names and mailing addresses of the LLC members.

The filing fee for the Articles of Organization is $100.


In addition to the Articles of Organization, many LLCs will want to draft an operating agreement is an internal document outlining the governing structure and operating guidelines of the entity along with the responsibilities of the members.

Related – When does an LLC need an Operating Agreement?


Download the Virginia LLC Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1011) from the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

Virginia LLC Articles of Organization PDF