West Virginia



West Virginia Multi-Member LLC Operating Agreement

West Virginia Multi-Member LLC Operating Agreement

The West Virginia multi-member LLC member operating agreement is How to Write Step 1 –

West Virginia Single Member LLC Operating Agreement

West Virginia Single Member LLC Operating Agreement

The West Virginia single member LLC operating agreement is How to Write Step 1 –

For the state of West Virginia, we offer two extremely helpful and necessary LLC Operating Agreements that are designed to protect the member(s) of an entity from damaging company-related liability, allow for the creation of bylaws within a company, document the daily routine of an entity, help prove ownership of an LLC, and record the different officer and employee positions within a company. Overall, our West Virginia LLC Operating Agreements help organize and protect both the member(s) and the company itself. Below we have given a step-by-step process for filing a company in the state of West Virginia, which must be done before one of our operating agreements can be completed.

How to File an LLC in West Virginia:

Step 1 (Scan):

Scan the West Virginia Secretary of State Business Search page for any companies that have already taken the name you planned on naming your own company. If your planned entity name is still available, continue to Step 2.

Step 2 (Complete Application):

Option 1 (Online): Click here to be brought to the West Virginia Online Application page. Follow the steps and complete all fields on the application. Once the application has been complete, your new entity should arrive in the mail in roughly 10-14 business days.

Option 2 (Print):

Click one of the blue, underlined links below, which will bring you to one of our downloadable forms. Print the form and complete the application in eligible black ink.

Domestic – For all companies that will be originally filed within West Virginia.

Foreign – Utilize this application if you have already filed an entity in another state, and are looking to conduct business in West Virginia for the first time.

Once you have completed one of the two (2) applications above, attach a payment of $100 payable to the West Virginia Secretary of State, and mail both application and payment to the below address:

Secretary of State Corporations Division
1900 Kanawha Blvd E Bldg 1, Suite 157-K
Charleston, WV 25305

West Virginia Secretary of State Contact Information:

Telephone #: 1(304) 558-8000

Fax #: 1(304) 558-8381

E-Mail Address: business@wvsos.com

Helpful Tips:

– Utilize one of our LLC Operating Agreements to increase the efficiency and organization of an entity, and to protect the member(s) of an entity from the possibility of damaging company-related liability.

– Go the IRS’ website and apply for an EIN (Employer Identification Number) to be able to create a bank account in your company’s name.