How to Start an LLC in Nebraska

Last Updated on February 4, 2022

The LLC filing fee is $110 for mailed applications or $100 for online submissions, and approval takes less than one week typically.

Steps to Form a Nebraska LLC

Unlike most states, the State of Nebraska does not provide a document to form the LLC.  To file the LLC with the Secretary of State, you will need to create a Certificate of Organization.  The State provides statutory requirements of what needs to be in the Certificate of Organization in state statutes Nebraska Revised Statute 21-117.

An out-of-state LLC wanting to do business in Nebraska will have to register as a foreign LLC by filing an Application for Certificate of Authority with the Nebraska Secretary of State.

Below we have information on what information is needed to create your own Certificate of Formation.

Step 1: LLC Name

In Nebraska, each registered LLC must have a unique name, nor be confusingly similar.  Here, you can check on the name availability of Nebraska LLC names before filing.

Next, every LLC must include one of the following phrases or abbreviations at the end of the business name:

  • Limited Liability Company
  • Limited Company
  • L.L.C.
  • LLC
  • L.C.
  • LC

If there is a name you want but are not ready to register the LLC, you can file a Name Reservation Application with the Secretary of State. The name reservation will hold a name for up to 120 days at the cost of $15.

Step 2: Initial Designated Office Address

The initial designated office address can be the business’s physical address or the address where the business records are stored.  A P.O. Box may not be used.

Step 3: Registered Agent

To have an LLC in Nebraska, a Registered Agent must be identified for service of process.  A Nebraska Registered Agent can either be a resident of Nebraska or a registered agent service, be available during normal business hours, and must have a physical street address (Post Office boxes aren’t allowed) in the state to act as a point of contact to receive legal documents, tax notices, summons, subpoenas, etc. on behalf of the LLC.

Step 4: Effective Date (optional)

If you want to file the LLC but not want it to start until a date in the future, you can add a section stating the LLC’s effective date.  By default, the LLC is effective on the date submitted.  If you prefer to have the LLC officially start at a later date (up to 90 days), enter that date and time in these fields.

Step 5: Professional Service (optional)

An LLC that provides a professional service such as an accountant, attorney, or any other licensed occupation, describe the nature of the service.

Step 6: Signature

Review the information, and the LLC organizer (could be a member, attorney, or individual helping form the LLC) will sign and date the Certificate of Organization.

Step 7: Pay and File

The next step is to send in the Certificate of Organization.

By Mail: 

Prepare a check or money order made out to “Nebraska Secretary of State” and mail two copies to:

Secretary of State
Room 1301 State Capitol
PO Box 94608
Lincoln, NE 68509-4608


Scan the completed Certificate of Organization, upload to the Secretary of State and pay via credit card –