How to Start a Virginia LLC

Virginia LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

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

Virginia Filing Fees

To to create an Virginia LLC, you must file Articles of Organization with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. The cost to file Articles of Organization in Virginia is $100.00.

Virginia Filing Time

Regular processing time generally takes 1-3 weeks, but expedited processing is available for an additional fee (same day processing is an additional $200 and next day processing is an additional $100).

Virginia Annual Compliance Requirements

To keep your Virginia LLC in good standing, you must pay an annual registration fee ($50) to the State Corporation Commission. The Virginia annual registration fee is due on the first day of the 2nd month preceding the month in which the LLC was created.

Pay Annual Registration Fee Online

Form an LLC in Virginia

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

Helpful Tips & Information

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


Virginia LLC Forms and Fees
Virginia Online Filing Portal
Virginia Business Name Check
Virginia Articles of Organization (Paper Form)
Virginia Business Licenses
Online EIN Application (for the LLC’s Federal Tax ID)
USPTO (Federal) Trademark Search