Articles of Organization
The formation of a North Carolina LLC means that you have to file articles of organization with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Your new LLC’s articles of organization must include:
- The LLC’s name
- The name, address, and title (organizer or member) of each person executing the articles
- The initial LLC registered office’s address (including county)
- The name of the LLC’s initial registered agent at that address
- The address of the LLC’s principal office
It must also specify whether the LLC will be manager- or member-managed, as well as whether the LLC is perpetual or of limited duration. If it has a set or “latest” date for dissolution, the period of the LLC’s duration must be stated.
It can also list other items that are included in the operating agreement if the members so desire, so long as they don’t conflict with state law. The filing fee is $125.
Your new LLC is officially deemed as “organized” after one original and one copy of the LLC’s articles of organization are delivered to the North Carolina Secretary of State’s officewith the filing fee, and that office then verifies that the articles are in compliance with state law. The articles must be signed by at least two organizers.
An organizer is allowed to be any natural person, or it may be a legal or commercial entity. The organizer is not required to be a member of the LLC, but there must be at least one organizer of some type.
The organizer who signs the articles must also list his or her name and title (the office by holding which he or she is entitled to sign it, such as organizer, manager, etc.). The North Carolina Secretary of State will certify both copies, but will then retain the original and return a signed copy to the LLC or its authorized representative. The articles of organization are effective as of the time and date they are filed, unless otherwise indicated