Which state has the lowest LLC application fee?


Posted 3 months ago in Small Business Tips
by Brad Hanks

An important factor that goes into the creation of an LLC is knowing just how much it will cost to get started. You may be asking yourself, “Is the cost and work of creating an LLC going to be worth it for my company?” LLC creation costs vary from state to state, so we’ve provided a chart so you can figure out roughly how expensive it will be for you to create an LLC in your state in comparison to other states.

How we measured LLC filing cost

There are a lot of ways to measure the cost of creating an LLC. In order to be able to create an accurate visualization, we limited our scope to the cost of the initial filing to create an LLC. Some states cost above $250 just to file for an LLC and some cost hardly anything at all. Check out where your state falls.

Our results

Over $250

  • Alaska
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Between $200 and $250

  • New York

Between $150 and $200

  • Alabama
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • South Dakota
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Between $100 and $150

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Between $50 and $100

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Utah

Between $0 and $50

  • Arkansas
  • Kentucky

Special thanks to Reddit’s gravityTester for providing a great tool for quick visualizations.


About Brad

Brad Hanks is in charge of Growth at ZipBooks.