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LLC Formation in Indiana

Whether you are starting your business or organizing a business already in existence, you'll want to understand Indiana’s requirements for LLC formation.

Naming your Indiana LLC

The name you select for your LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." Plus, your name must be distinguishable from the names of other businesses of the same type on the records of the Secretary of State's office. 

Member/Manager information

The following are Indiana’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have at least one member.
  • Residence requirements. Indiana does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. Indiana does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. While Indiana does not require that all the names/addresses of members or managers be listed, the signature of at least one organizer, member or manager is required.
  • Member/Manager Managed. In Indiana, the Articles of Organization must state whether the operating agreement calls for the LLC to be manager-managed.

Requirements for the Articles of Organization

An Indiana LLC is formed by filing the Articles of Organization and paying the state-mandated filing fee.

Registered Agent

Your LLC must appoint a Registered Agent. The Registered Agent’s name and address must be listed on the Articles of Organization. The address must be a physical address in Indiana; a Post Office Box won’t do. Your agent must be available during normal business hours to accept Service of Process and other important legal and tax documents for the business.

Professional services businesses

Indiana allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys, and physicians, to form an LLC. Indiana’s statutes do not provide for a professional limited liability company (PLLC).

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