How to Start a Wisconsin LLC

Wisconsin LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

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

Wisconsin Filing Fees

The Wisconsin filing fee for the Articles of Organization (to create an Wisconsin LLC) is $130.00 to e-file and $170 to paper file, plus $25 to expedite the filing for a quicker turn around.

See full fee schedule

Wisconsin Filing Time

Regular processing time generally takes at least two business days. Expedited processing reduces the turn around time to one business day.

Wisconsin Annual Compliance Requirements

Wisconsin LLCs are required to file an annual report each year by end of the quarter in which an LLC was formed. The fee for filing is $25.

File the Wisconsin Annual Report online

Form an LLC in Wisconsin

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