Form a Domestic LLC – Articles of Organization (Form LL-01)

Form an Arkansas domestic LLC by utilizing one of two filing options available at the Arkansas Secretary of State Corporations Web Page. The first option allows the organizer (individual applying for the LLC) to utilize an online method that walks the applicant through the process in a series of steps. This method does not require the mailing of any documents and can be completed solely on a computer. The cost of this option is $45. The second option available to the organizer is the PDF Form option. This requires the organizer to download, complete, and print the document and mail in to the Secretary of State office. The cost of this option is $50.

Laws – Statute § 4-32-202

How to Form

Step 1 – The applicant should brainstorm possible names for their planned entity. After a name has been chosen, head to the Arkansas Secretary of State Search Page and search the database for any matches or similar names to the one that was selected. To prevent another individual from using your planned name, head to this page to reserve the name for a fee of $22.50. If the applicant wishes to apply via a PDF Form, download and complete this document and attach a check for $25.00.

Step 2 – From this point, the organizer has two options for filing the entity with the state of Arkansas. The first option is the Online application. This walks the applicant through all required steps and does not require the printing or mailing of any documents. The second option is the Paper option (Articles of Organization). This method requires more work on the side of the applicant and costs an additional $5 to complete than the Online option. The filing cost for the online option is $45 and the cost for the paper option is $50.

Online Instructions

To start the Online application method, head to This Webpage.

From here, enter the information below when requested to during the application:

  • Select the Filing Act
  • Enter the name of the entity followed by the words ‘Limited Liability Company’ or ‘LLC’ for short.
  • Enter the Manager’s Statement. This is only required if the management of the company lies in the hands of managers.
  • Enter the Entity Name or the Principal Place of Business of the LLC.
  • Enter the Business Name or complete all the required information regarding the Registered Agent
  • Enter the full names and addresses of the company Officers.
  • Enter the full name, address, phone number, and email of the organizer (also called submitter) in the spaces provided.
  • Enter the name, address, email, phone number of the individual responsible for receiving the Annual Contact Report. Their signature is also required at the bottom of the section.
  • Enter the delayed effective date (if needed), check the box saying the organizer acknowledges the repercussions of signing a false document, and have the organizer sign the document.

Once all of the above fields have been accurately inputted, the application will be ready for submission. To this by clicking the white ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the application page.Arkansas Online Domestic 1

PDF Instructions

 Step 1 – Download This Document (Form LL-01) and complete the sections below:

  • Section 1 – Enter the name of the LLC being applied for. The name must include either ‘Limited Liability Company’ or ‘LLC’. If the LLC conducts professional services, the name must include either ‘Professional Limited Liability Company’ or ‘PLLC’ to be valid.
  • Section 2 – Enter the address of the Principal Place of Business.
  • Section 3 – Enter the full name and address of the Registered Agent.
  • Section 4 – Enter the manager’s statement if the company will be manager-run.
  • Section 5 – Acknowledge the penalty for signing a false document and enter the current date. Then, the organizer and/or the founding members of the company need to sign the document.
  • Section 6 – On the next page, enter the following information in order to receive the Annual Franchise Tax Reporting Form for the LLC:
    • LLC name
    • Contact Name
    • LLC address
    • Email address
    • Phone number
    • Signature and Title (of signee)

Step 2 – Attach a $50 check (made to the Arkansas Secretary of State) to the completed application for the application filing fee. Then, mail the application to the following address:

1401 W. Capitol

Suite 250

Little Rock, AR 72201

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