How to Start a South Carolina LLC

South Carolina LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

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

South Carolina LLC Filing Fees

The South Carolina filing fee for the Articles of Organization (to create an South Carolina LLC) is $110.00.

South Carolina Filing Time

Regular processing time generally takes two business days upon receipt of the Articles of Organization and processing fee.

South Carolina Annual Compliance Requirements

South Carolina LLCs are not required to file annual reports.

Form an LLC in South Carolina

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming a South Carolina 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 South Carolina