How to Dissolve an LLC in Ohio

by George Lawrence J.D.; Updated September 26, 2017

A limited liability company (LLC) is a separate legal entity, the members of which must “dissolve” the company to completely end it. In Ohio, the LLC must comply with the relevant dissolution procedure stated in Title 17 of the Ohio Revised Code. Section 1705.43 of the Ohio Revised Code lists the ways an LLC may be dissolved. Sometimes the business has a termination date specified in its articles of organization. At other times the members agree to end the business. In either case, the company must file a certificate of dissolution with the secretary of state.

Step 1

Complete a certificate of dissolution of limited liability company form. The form requires basic information about the company, including its name and its Ohio registration number.

Step 2

Stop taking on new business. Complete existing business. Pay off all debts.

Step 3

Distribute all assets to the members according to the company’s operating agreement or pursuant to the priorities listed in Ohio Revised Code Section 1705.46.

Step 4

File the completed certificate of dissolution with the Ohio secretary of state. Remit the applicable filing fee, which as of 2011 is $50.

About the Author

Based in Traverse City, Mich., George Lawrence has been writing professionally since 2009. His work primarily appears on various websites. An avid outdoorsman, Lawrence holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both criminal justice and English from Michigan State University, as well as a Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he graduated with honors.