Pennsylvania Limited Liability Company

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a hybrid between a partnership and a corporation. It may be thought of as a limited partnership without a general partner. It provides the liability protection of a corporation with the advantage of being treated as a partnership. A Certificate of Organization is required to be filed with the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations, accompanied by a docketing statement.

  • The limited liability name must be available for use.
  • An actual street or rural route box number must be used as an address. A P.O. Box alone is not acceptable. A Commercial Registered Office Provider's address is acceptable.
  • The name and address, including street and number, if any, of each organizer must be listed.
  • If the company is a restricted professional company organized to render restricted professional service(s) they are required to be indicated.
    • Chiropractic, dentistry, law, medicine & surgery, optometry, osteopathic medicine and surgery, podiatric medicine, public accounting, psychology, veterinary medicine.
  • The application must be signed by all organizers listed, with their addresses.
Pursuant to Section 8998(f) of the Limited Liability Company Law of 1994, 15 Pa. C.S., as amended by Act 34 of 2001 (effective August 21, 2001), any domestic or foreign registered restricted professional company in existence on December 31 of any year is required to file a Certificate of Annual Registration.  This form and the corresponding annual registration fee must be filed on or before April 15. 
Failure to file the Annual Registration will result in additional fees, penalties and interest.  A Uniform Commercial Code lien will also be placed against the business until all fees have been satisified.

Modified Date: 08/06/2011 07:41 AM