How To Form LLC In Delaware

1. LLC Name Search
2. Registered Agent
3. How to File Forms
4. Operating Agreement
5. Tax ID Number (EIN)
6. Annual Franchise Tax
7. Licenses and Permits
8. DE Taxes
Delaware Secretary of State Contact Info:
Phone: 302-739-3073
Email ID: corp@delaware.gov
Reference: http://corp.delaware.gov/index.shtml

Step 1: LLC Name Search in Delaware

To form an LLC in Delaware, first you need to search for your desired LLC name and make sure it is available for use.

LLC Name Requirements in Delaware:

  •  The abbreviations “LLC” or “L.L.C.” must be used at the end of your desired name.
  • Your desired LLC name should not use the word  “Incorporated,” “Corporation”, or their abbreviations (“Corp.”, “Inc.”).
  • Your desired LLC name must be unique from all other businesses registered in Delaware.

1. Browse to the official site to search the Name Availability:
https://icis.corp.delaware.gov/Ecorp/NameReserv/NameReservation.aspx

2. Check the disclaimer box, “I have read and understand the disclaimer.”

3. In the “Entity Kind” drop down list, select the option “Limited Liability Company (LLC)”, as shown in the screenshot.

4. In the “Entity Ending” drop down list, select your desired ending as “LLC”.

5. Enter your desired LLC name.

For Example: if your desired LLC name is “RK Group LLC”, just enter “RK Group”.

6. Click on the “Search” button.

• If the search results shows “The name ‘{your  search name} LLC’ is available“, then following screen will be shown. The cost for this reservation is $75.00”, which means that your desired LLC name is available for use. You can click “Yes” to reserve the LLC Name.

• If the search results shows “The name is not available for reservation“ as shown in the following screenshot, which means that your desired LLC name is not available for use. You’ll need to search for a new name.

General Information Name Search

1. Browse to the official site for ‘General Information Name Search’ page:
https://icis.corp.delaware.gov/Ecorp/EntitySearch/NameSearch.aspx

2. Enter your desired LLC name in the “Entity Name” box, as shown in the below image.

If you want, you can leave the “File Number” box blank.

3. Click on the “Search” button to get the list of existing Delaware businesses.

• If the search results does not shown your desired LLC name (or you see “No Record found), that means your desired LLC name is available for use.

• If the search results shows your desired LLC name OR the name similar to your desired LLC name, then the desired LLC name is not available for use. You need to search for unique name again.

Next Step: LLC Registered Agent

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