How to Form an LLC in Nevada

Last Updated on January 27, 2022

Cost to Form an LLC in Nevada

To form a Limited Liability Company in Nevada, file the Articles of Organization with the Nevada Secretary of State.  The filing fee for a Nevada LLC formation is $75 for the Articles of Organization plus $150 for the initial list of managers or managing members.

The LLC is approved instantly when filing online.

If you have questions, contact the Nevada Secretary of State at 775-684-5708

Steps to Form a Nevada LLC

Step 1: SilverFlume Registration

Register for a SilverFlume account from the Secretary of State.

How to form an LLC in Nevada
  • Next, select “Start Your Business (Online Wizard)
Start your LLC in Nevada
  • Choose “Start a for-profit Nevada business and then select “Domestic Limited Liability Company.”

You will be asked if the entity is claiming a 001-Government or 006-insurance exemption from the state business license.  Certain entities are exempt from obtaining a license, such as a governmental entity or insurance company doing business pursuant to NRS 680B.020 that does not conduct any business that is not incidental to Title 57 (Div. of Ins. Authority).  Most filers will select “No,” but check to see if your business falls under either of those categories.

An out-of-state LLC wanting to do business in Nevada will have to qualify as a foreign LLC in order to physically do business in the state.

Register a domestic liability company in Nevada

Last, you will click “Start” in the My Business Checklist to start on the Articles of Organization.

Nevada LLC My Business Checklist

Step 2: Name the LLC

Name – If you have previously reserved an LLC name with the Secretary of State, you can select the checkbox and include the business name information.  You do not have to reserve a name before forming the LLC.

Enter the name you want for the LLC.  The name of the LLC also has to differ from other entity names registered with the Secretary of State.  Check on the name availability of Nevada LLC names before filing to be sure the one you want is available.

Entity Suffix – Additionally, the name of the LLC must include one of the following phrases or abbreviations at the end of the business name:

  • Limited Liability Company
  • Limited Liability Co.
  • Limited-Liability Company
  • Limited-Liability Co.
  • Limited Company
  • Limited Co.
  • Limited
  • Ltd
  • L.L.C.
  • LLC
  • LC.

English Translation – Should you name the LLC in a foreign language, enter the English translation in this field.  Otherwise, leave it blank.

Series LLC – If you want to form the LLC as a Series LLC you can select that option here.  A Series LLC provides liability protection across multiple asset groups or businesses, each of which would be protected from liabilities from the other series. The Series LLC is not a common choice and most common with real estate investment companies.

Restricted – A restricted LLC is one that can’t distribute any money to its owners in the first 1o years. (NRS 86. 161)

Latest Date of Dissolution – This section is optional if you intend the business to exist forever, which most businesses do.  If you have a specific end date in mind (typically used for investment-related businesses) choose a dissolution date.

Nevada LLC Register Business Name

After entering the fields, you are asked to confirm the name of the LLC is correct.  The system will review to be sure it is available.

Step 3: Registered Agent

A Nevada Registered Agent must be identified before forming an LLC for service of process.  The Registered Agent can either be a resident of Nevada or a Resident Agent service.  The agent must have a physical address in the state (PO Boxes are not allowed) and act as a point of contact to receive legal documents, tax notices, summons, subpoenas, etc on behalf of the LLC.

Enter the name of the Registered Agent.  If they are registered with the Secretary of State, their name will show up.  If the agent isn’t registered, or if the agent is an individual, click on “My Registered Agent not found” and manually enter their information.

Nevada LLC Registered Agent

The Registered Agent must complete a Registered Agent Acceptance form to recognize they agree to be the LLC agent.  Here is a link to the Agent Acceptance Form.  Upload the signed form.

Step 4: Managers / Members

This section asks if the LLC is Member-Managed or Manager-Managed.

Member-Managed LLCs have an active involvement in the management of the business.
Manager-Managed LLCs are hired by the members to run the LLC, similar to a CEO of a corporation.

Most LLCs are member-managed.

There must be at least one manager or member.  Add their name and address.

Nevada LLC Manager Member Managed

Step 5: Organizer(s)

An LLC Organizer is someone involved with the formation of the Articles of Organization.  The Organizer may or may not become a member, such as a mentor, attorney, or accountant, but the initial members will all be listed as organizers.

At least one organizer must be listed and, in many cases, will be the member from Step 4.  Either copy the previous information or enter the name and address of the new person or entity.

Nevada LLC Enter Organizer Information

Step 6: Attachments

This is an optional section and not used by most LLCs.  Here you would include additional rules for the operation of the LLC.

Step 7: Initial List of Officers

Include the initial list of officers for the LLC.  At a minimum, all of the Managing Members or Managing Members from Step 4 must be listed in the LLC’s Initial List of Officers.

Nevada LLC Initial List of Officers

Step 8: Declaration & Signature

Have an individual forming the LLC to sign and accept the terms and conditions.  Click on the box to accept the terms and include the title and signature of the individual.

Nevada LLC Declaration and Signature

Step 9: Review

Review that all of the information is correct.  If there are no corrections, click “Accept.”

Step 10: Pay and File

Pay and file the Articles of Organization.  You also have the option of filling out the Nevada Business License (which is required) while you are in the SilverFlume system.  The cost of the Business License is $200.

If mailing send to:
Nevada Secretary of State, New Filings Division
202 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701-4201