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The Washington Secretary of State handles the formation and organization of Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) in Washington.

Information on forming a Washington LLC, and electronic submission Articles of Organization can be found at the Washington Secretary of State homepage.

What is required to form a Washington limited liability company?

A domestic limited liability company must complete and file Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State and pay the required filing fee.

Does Washington recognize single member limited liability companies?

Yes, single-member LLCs are permitted in Washington.

Does Washington recognize professional limited liability companies?

Yes, Washington has a separate classification for professional limited liability companies.

Who Can be Part of an Washington LLC?

A limited liability company consists of one or more members which may be individuals, trusts, estates, partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations, other limited liability companies or other business entities.

How do I make changes after forming my LLC?

In order for a limited liability to make changes to its filing, the LLC must file an Amended Application. The Secretary of State provides a form for this purpose which can be found at the Washington Secretary of State website. The filing fee is $30.