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The Louisiana Articles of Organization are the LLC forms that must be completed and filed with the state in order to create an LLC.

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It is simple to file the Louisiana Articles of Organization!

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

Get Forms for Your Articles of Organization

Complete the Articles of Organization.

Keep the Articles of Organization on file.

Step 1: Obtain your Articles of Organization.

Your Articles of Organization may be downloaded and sent in.

Step two: Complete the Articles of Organization

We will assist you with completing the Louisiana Articles of Organization form in this phase. This phase in Louisiana takes two forms: the Articles of Organization and the Limited Liability Company Initial Report.

To complete these forms, you will need the following information:

Name and address of the entity

Name and address of the registered agent

Business Objective

Company Duration

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 Louisiana naming standards.

Is not already in use by another Louisiana firm

The Louisiana Naming Guidelines should be followed:

The word “limited liability corporation” or the acronyms LLC or LC must appear in your name.

Your name cannot indicate that the LLC is created for any illegal or non-outlined purpose in its articles of incorporation.

Certain terms must be included with permission:

The terms “engineer,” “engineering,” “surveyor,” and “surveying” must be approved by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (or any variations).

Any of the following terms must be approved by the Louisiana Commissioner of the Office of Financial Institutions: bank, banker, banking, savings, safe deposit, trust, trustee, building and loan, homestead, or credit union.

Unless the LLC is an independent insurance agency or brokerage company, your name cannot contain the term “insurance.”

The word “doing business as” or the abbreviation “d/b/a” cannot appear in your name.

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 current company in the state. This lists reserved names in Louisiana.

The phrases “low-profit limited liability company,” the abbreviation “L3C,” or the abbreviation “l3c” must appear in the names of low-profit limited liability corporations.

Examine Name Availability:

Is your surname legal in Louisiana? Do a name search on the Louisiana 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 Louisiana LLC, you must provide your registered agent and registered office address. Your registered agent may be anybody over the age of 18 who resides in Louisiana. It may seem straightforward, but your registered agent must always be accessible at the registered office during normal work hours.


In Louisiana, a limited liability corporation may be formed for any lawful or non-prohibited business. Simply mark the box next to “Participating in any legitimate activity for which limited liability firms may be created.”

Remember that a business goal including licencing, tax-exemption, or tax-deductible status needs specific wording from the IRS or a professional licence.

Duration of Business

You must mention whether the lifetime of your company is indefinite or whether there is a predetermined dissolution date.

Step 3: Submit the Articles of Incorporation.

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

You may submit your Articles of Organization in two ways:

Fill out the forms online.

Send a physical copy via the mail or in person.

Following the Official Formation of Your Louisiana LLC

After filing your Articles 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Articles 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.

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. On the federal level, a few corporate operations need licences and/or permissions.

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: Use Louisiana’s GeauxBiz website to apply for or learn more about licences, permits, and registration.

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