How to Start a Pennsylvania LLC

Pennsylvania LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

This article is meant to be a general overview of thePennsylvania LLC formation process; including information about how to start a Pennsylvania LLC and other basic issues related to Pennsylvania LLCs.

Pennsylvania LLC Filing Fees

The to create an Pennsylvania LLC (i.e. file a Certificate of Organization) is $125. You can extra to expedite the filing ($100 for same-day service if filed before 10:00 AM, $300 for three-hour service if filed before 2:00 PM, or $1,000 for one-hour service if filed before 4:00 PM).

Pennsylvania Filing Time

Regular processing time generally takes at least 2 business days. Expedited processing reduces the turn around time to according to which expediting service you choose.

Pennsylvania Annual Compliance Requirements

Pennsylvania LLCs are required to file annual reports by April 15th, beginning the year after you file.

Form an LLC in Pennsylvania

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming a Pennsylvania LLC:

Step 1: Decide on a Business Name

Step 2: Register your LLC with the State

Step 3: Create and Sign the LLC's Governing Document

Step 4: Get an EIN

Step 5: Get Licenses and Permits

Registering a Foreign LLC in Pennsylvania

Helpful Tips & Information

Use an LLC formation service like IncFile to help you form an LLC in Pennsylvania. IncFile has free LLC formation packages (you only pay the state filing fee).


Pennsylvania Business Resources
Pennsylvania Filing Fees
Pennsylvania Business Name Search
Pennsylvania Business Registration Forms
Pennsylvania Online Filing System
Online EIN Application (for the LLC’s Federal Tax ID)
USPTO (Federal) Trademark Search