Delaware LLC Cost

We’ve compiled the most common fees associated with forming an LLC in Delaware.

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FAQs on How to Determine Delaware LLC Costs

  • In addition to the $160 initial fee, there are other fees to consider when you start an LLC in Delaware.

    Delaware Franchise Tax – $300

    LLCs are required to file and pay a $300 franchise tax every year. You can pay this fee online, and it needs to be submitted by June 1 to avoid late fees.

    Registered Agent Fee

    Every Delaware LLC is required to have a registered agent. You can act as your own registered agent for free, or you can have someone serve as your registered agent.

    Our registered agent services make it easy for you. We’ll serve as your registered agent and handle any requirements without any work from you.

    Certificate of Good Standing – $50

    A certificate of good standing, which has different names in other states, ensures that your LLC is in good standing with the state. It builds confidence with customers and may be required by banks to open business bank accounts or by lenders.

    The cost of a certificate of good standing in Delaware is $50.

    LLC Name Reservation

    Not quite ready to open your LLC? If you have your dream name already in mind, you can reserve the business name for a fee of $75. This will reserve your name for up to 120 days.

  • Failure to pay required fees means that you aren’t compliant and can’t receive a Certificate of Existence.

  • You may get slapped with penalties and be unable to obtain a Certificate of Existence when you need one.

  • The Delaware Division of Corporations receives your payments.

  • Fees depend on the type of business and documentation required.

  • Pay online using ACH Checking or Savings account or charging a Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover card. Send a check if submitting by mail.

Delaware Secretary of State Contact Information

Dover Office:
401 Federal St., Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901
Wilmington Office:
820 N. French St., 10th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
Telephone -Dover:
(302) 739-4111
Telephone -Wilmington:
(302) 577-8767


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Running a legal business entity in Delaware doesn’t have to be complicated. We’re here to guide you. We’ll help you launch, start and run your new LLC. 

Our experts will help you file and avoid costly mistakes and penalties. We also offer endless amounts of business resources to help your LLC succeed in Delaware.

Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.

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