How to Start a Vermont LLC

Vermont LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

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

Vermont Filing Fees

The Vermont filing fee for the Articles of Organization (to create an Vermont LLC) is $125.00.

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Vermont Filing Time

Regular processing time for LLCs filed online generally takes 1 business day.

Vermont Annual Compliance Requirements

Vermont LLCs are required to file annual reports and the fee for which is $35. If your LLC’s fiscal year ends in March, the annual report is due on June 30. If it ends in April, the annual report is due on July 31 and if it ends in May, the report is due on August 31.

Learn more about Vermont annual reports

Form an LLC in Vermont

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming an Vermont 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 Vermont

Helpful Tips & Information

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


Vermont Secretary of State LLC Information
Vermont Trade Name Information
Vermont Articles of Organization (Paper Form)
Online Filing in Vermont
Vermont Business Licensing
Online EIN Application (for the LLC’s Federal Tax ID)
USPTO (Federal) Trademark Search