How to Set Up an LLC in Connecticut

by Christopher Carter; Updated September 26, 2017

Documentation must be filed with the Connecticut Secretary of State's office to set up an LLC in Connecticut. An LLC in that state may be set up by a single member, a partnership, a corporation, another LLC, a foreign entity, a trust, an estate or a limited liability partnership. An LLC can be set up in Connecticut with or without the help of an attorney. Members of a Connecticut LLC have limited liability for business losses and obligations.

Step 1

Choose an available business name. To set up an LLC in Connecticut, you must select a business name that isn't held on reserve, or in use by another entity in the state. The name of a Connecticut LLC must contain the words "limited liability company," according to the American Incorporators website. Conduct a business name availability search on the Connecticut Secretary of State website.

Step 2

Obtain articles of organization. The Connecticut Secretary of State's website provides fill-in-the-blank articles of organization. In other instances, business owners may request articles of organization at the Connecticut Secretary of State's office, by mail or email.

Step 3

Prepare articles of organization. Supply the physical address of the LLC, as well as the name and address of a registered agent. The registered agent must maintain a physical address in Connecticut. Furthermore, the resident agent must be an adult, or a business that agrees to accept legal documents for the Connecticut LLC. Indicate whether the LLC will be managed by its members or by non-members. The name, title and residence address of at least one member or manager must be listed in the articles of organization, according to the Legal Zoom website.

Step 4

Submit articles of organization to the Connecticut Secretary of State's office. They may be submitted by mail, in person, or by fax. Connecticut doesn't allow LLCs to electronically submit articles of organization. As of 2010, LLCs must pay $60 to file articles of organization in Connecticut.

Step 5

Create a written operating agreement. Connecticut doesn't require LLCs to file an operating agreement. However, a Connecticut LLC should keep an operating agreement at its principal place of business, as a document of reference. The operating agreement of a Connecticut LLC can include provisions such as the manner in which company profits and losses will be distributed, as well as the ownership interests of LLC members.

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Christopher Carter loves writing business, health and sports articles. He enjoys finding ways to communicate important information in a meaningful way to others. Carter earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Eastern Illinois University.