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The Connecticut Certificate of Organization is the LLC form that must be completed and filed with the state in order to create an LLC.

Llc Organization Certificate

It is simple to get a Connecticut Certificate of Organization!

We’ll walk you through the Connecticut LLC Articles of Organization filing process in three simple stages.

Get Your Organizational Certificate Forms

Fill out the Organizational Certificate

File the Organizational Certificate

Step 1: Obtain Your Organizational Certificate Forms

You may get your Connecticut Certificate of Organization by mail or in person.

Step two: Fill out the Organizational Certificate

We will assist you with completing the Connecticut Certificate of Organization in this stage.

To complete each step, you will need to know the following information:

Name and address of the entity

Name of the Registered Agent and the Address of the Registered Office

Type of Governing Authority

Name and address of the entity

A unique and clever company name is crucial, but it is not as necessary as a legally valid name.

When selecting a name for your company, you must ensure that the name:

Meets Connecticut naming standards.

Is not already in use by another Connecticut firm.

The Connecticut Naming Guidelines should be followed:

The words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.” or “LLC” must appear in your name. “Limited” may be shortened to “Ltd.,” while “business” can be shortened to “Co.”

Your LLC’s name cannot include terms that may be confused with a government organisation (FBI, Treasury, State Department, etc.).

Your name must be distinct from any other businesses in your state. We will assist you with this step in the section below on how to find a company name.

Your name must not include any terms that indicate that the business was formed for a purpose other than the one specified.

Certain terms (e.g., bank, attorney, university) may need extra documentation and a licenced professional to be part of your LLC in certain states.

Examine Name Availability:

Is your surname legal in Connecticut? Do a name search on the Connecticut Secretary of State’s website to ensure that the name you choose isn’t already used.

Obtain a Domain Name:

We suggest that you check to see whether your company’s name is accessible as a web domain. Even if you don’t intend to create a company website right away, you may wish to purchase the URL to prevent others from doing so.

Registered Office and Registered Agent

A registered agent receives and transmits legal paperwork on behalf of your LLC. When you form your Connecticut LLC, you must provide your registered agent and registered office address.

Your registered agent may be someone over the age of 18 who resides in Connecticut. During normal business hours, your registered agent must always be present at the registered office. A P.O. box cannot be used as your registered office address.

Type of Governing Authority

You must choose whether your LLC will be handled by managers or members. You must also provide each member’s or manager’s name and address.

Step 3: Submit the Organizational Certificate.

You must submit the Certificate of Organization with the Secretary of State to register your LLC.

There are two options for submitting your Certificate of Organization:

Fill out the forms online.

Send a physical copy by mail or in person.

Steps to Take After Forming Your Connecticut LLC

After you’ve submitted your Certificate of Organization, you should do the following:

Make a Business Agreement

Obtain an EIN

Establish a Business Bank Account

Purchase Licenses and Permits

Make a Business Agreement

A Connecticut LLC Operating Agreement is a legal document that details your LLC’s ownership structure and member functions.

Although an Operating Agreement is not necessary in Connecticut to incorporate an LLC, it is a good idea to have one. You may begin working on your operating agreement before, during, or after filing your Certificate of Organization.

Your operating agreement will be held in the private business records of your LLC; you will not submit it with the state.

Obtain an EIN

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is your LLC’s equivalent of a social security number. If you want to recruit staff or create company bank accounts, you’ll need an EIN.

You may get your EIN for free by using the IRS website, fax, or mail. Read our What is an EIN article to discover more about EINs and how they might benefit your LLC.

Establish a Business Bank Account

It is critical to use specific business banking and credit accounts to safeguard your company’s corporate veil. When you combine your personal and company accounts, your personal assets (house, vehicle, and other possessions) are at danger if your LLC is sued.

Purchase Licenses and Permits

When forming an LLC, you should consider if your company requires any licences or permissions to operate legally. There are a few commercial operations that need licences or permissions on the federal level.

Learn how to secure the licences and permissions required for your company, or hire an expert to handle it for you:

Federal: For federal business licences and permits, see the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

State: Visit Connecticut’s Business Licensing and Registration website to apply for or learn more about licences, permits, and registration.

Local: Inquire with your county clerk regarding local licences and permissions.