Utah Certificate of Organization

A Utah LLC Certificate of Organization is the essential document needed to legally establish your limited liability company in the state, outlining key business details and compliance requirements—learn how to file yours effectively.

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If you want to quickly and easily start your own limited liability company, you need a state of Utah Certificate of Organization. With our help, you’ll be your own boss in no time flat. It’s not as complicated as most people think, especially if you follow this guide and work with our experts. We will walk you through, step by step, the process of creating your LLC with our Utah LLC formation services. 

Once you have completed all of the documents and filled in the necessary information, we’ll help you file the Certificate of Organization online so you can officially hang your “open for business” sign. 

How to File Your Utah Certificate of Formation

The UT LLC Certificate of Organization is pretty simple. It’s a one-page document that requires some information. We’ll help you figure out what information is necessary so the form can be filled out correctly.

Follow this simple guide to help complete your state of Utah Certificate of Organization. 

Step 1: Submit Your LLC’s Official Name

The first rule about picking the right name for your new business is to make sure that it hasn’t been used by another business. It has to be unique and distinguishable from other business registrations in Utah. The second rule is that the name must include “limited company,” “limited liability company,” “L.C.,” or “L.L.C.” This tells the general public what kind of company it is. 

Step 2: Add A Copy of the Name Reservation Certificate

If you are submitting your LLC name for the first time on the Certificate of Organization, you will not have a reservation certificate. Reservation certificates are necessary only if you want to reserve your company’s name before you’re ready to file everything necessary to get things started. A name reservation just makes sure no one can use your name while you’re getting ready to start your Utah LLC. But a name reservation in Utah only holds the name for 120 days. 

Step 3: Provide the Name and Address of Your Registered Agent

Every company registered with the state is required to have a registered agent. This is usually a person or company that does this for their business. A registered agent is there to accept the service of legal documents like lawsuits and other documents. If you don’t know how to find a registered agent company, our Registered Agent Service, will make it easy to find the right agent for your LLC. 

Step 4: Provide the Names and Addresses of LLC Members

In Utah, the owners of the LLCs are called members. All you have to do is put the name and contact information of at least one member or owner of the company.

Step 5: Choose a Filing Date

In Utah, once the secretary of state receives the certificate of organization, then it is considered filed and active on that date. 

Step 6: Attach Any Needed Statements 

If the application requires any additional forms, such as the reservation of name certificate, it should be attached with the certificate of organization upon filing with the Utah secretary of state’s office. 

Where to File Your Utah Certificate of Formation

The easiest way to make your new LLC official is to file it online with the Utah Secretary of State’s office. You will first set up a business account with the state, and through this account, you can file everything necessary to start your company, including tax filings. 

What are the next steps? 

After filing an LLC certificate of organization in UT, there are other steps to take to make your company a success.  

Create an Operating Agreement

An LLC operating agreement is a document that sets forth the rules of the company, how things are going to be run, responsibilities between the owners, and any other issues that the owners think should be agreed upon and put in writing. Although the state of Utah doesn’t require that you have an operating agreement, it’s still a good idea to have one for your company so everyone involved is on the same page. 

We can help you create your LLC’s Operating Agreement with our Operating Agreement Template

Apply for an EIN

An employer identification number is necessary for many reasons. It’s considered an identification number for your company, similar to how individuals are given social security numbers. You obtain an EIN from the IRS by filing a form and providing information. With an EIN, you can file your taxes, obtain business loans, and set up a business checking account. With our Employer ID Number Service,  we can easily set up an EIN for you without you having to search for the filings.

We can help!

Being your own boss is a great thing, but sometimes it’s tough because you are ultimately responsible for everything. But you don’t have to do it alone. We can help you set up everything and cut down significantly the amount of time and research necessary. We can even help you easily keep track of your invoices, expenses, and income with our ZenBusiness Money Service.

We stay with you going on into the future and help make your company a success. With our Worry-Free Compliance Service, we will keep your company legal and compliant every year.

Utah Certificate of Organization FAQs

  • The certificate of organization can be modified by filing an Amendment to the Certificate of Organization. You can modify the name of the business, member names, contact information, and the LLC’s registered agent.

  • A Utah LLC can be dissolved or ended by filing a Statement of Dissolution with the Utah Secretary of State.

  • No. An operating agreement is not required by the state. Although, it’s a smart idea for the owners of the company to put all of the essential rules and processes of the business in writing.

  • No. You don’t need to hire a lawyer to create an LLC. Even though it may seem difficult at first to create your own Utah LLC, with our help you’ll be able to get everything filed quickly and correctly.

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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