How to Start a West Virginia LLC

West Virginia LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

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

West Virginia Filing Fees

The West Virginia filing fee for the Articles of Organization (to create an West Virginia LLC) is $100.00.

West Virginia Filing Time

Processing time generally takes 1-2 weeks. Expedited processing is not offered in West Virginia at this time.

West Virginia Annual Compliance Requirements

West Virginia LLCs must file an annual report by July 1st. The cost to file the annual report is $25. For more information

More Annual Report Information

Form an LLC in West Virginia

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

Helpful Tips & Information

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


West Virginia Secretary of State
West Virginia Trade Names
West Virginia Business Licensing
West Virginia Articles of Organization (E-Filing Portal)
Online EIN Application (for the LLC’s Federal Tax ID)
USPTO (Federal) Trademark Search