LLC Formation in Kansas

If you are interested in forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company) in Kansas, it helps to understand the state’s requirements.

Kansas LLC name requirements

Your LLC’s name must contain one of the following:  "Limited Liability Company," "LLC," "L.L.C.," "Limited Company," "LC" or "L.C." Plus, it must be distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State from names of other corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.

Member/Manager information

The following are the Kansas requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members.
  • Residence requirements. Kansas does not have a provision specifying where members or managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. Kansas does not have age requirements for managers or members.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Kansas does not require members’ names and addresses to be listed in the Articles of Organization.

Requirements for the Articles of Organization

In Kansas, you form an LLC by filing Articles of Organization and paying the state-imposed fee.

Registered agent

You must have a Registered Agent and list the name and address of your agent on the Articles of Organization. Your Registered Agent must have a physical address in Kansas. A post office box won’t do. And, your Registered Agent must be available during normal business hours to accept Service of Process, as well as other important legal and tax documents for the business.

Professional services businesses

Kansas allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys, and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).

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