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Last updated on: March 7th, 2019

How to File Hawaii LLC Articles of Organization

A lot goes into the conception and planning of a new business. It is the Articles of Organization that make the LLC official. Being prepared before sitting down to complete the application will help you finish it efficiently.

First, have all of the required information handy. You will be asked for the following information:

  • Name and address of the Hawaii LLC
  • The name and address of the registered agent
  • The name(s) and address(es) of the organizer(s)
  • Period of duration
  • Whether LLC is manager-managed or member-managed (Names and addresses are required.)

Second, the cost of filing the Articles of Organization is $51, so have a credit card or check ready to go.

Standard processing will take three to five business days. Expedited processing (two to three business days) is available for an additional $25.

 

Filing Options

When filing the Articles of Organization, use one of the three methods below.

Online

In order to complete an online application, you will need to set up an eHawaii.gov account if you do not already have one.

Mail

For a hardcopy of the application, click here. The application and a check (payable to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs) can be mailed to the following address:

State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Business Registration Division

P.O. Box 40

Honolulu, Hawaii  96810

In Person

For a hard copy, click on the link above. Articles can be filed in the following  location:

State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Business Registration Division

335 Merchant Street

Honolulu, Hawaii  96810

 

Want Help Filing Your Articles of Organization?

If you decide to use your time building your business rather than completing paperwork, but don’t want to spend the money on an attorney, an LLC formation service is a great compromise.

Lots of online incorporation services are out there but do vary in perks offered, processing times (theirs, not the state’s), and price.

In general, a service will collect and review your information, prepare the documents, and send them to the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. They will contact you when the Articles of Organization have been filed.

One additional benefit offered by some services is a free year of registered agent service. Others offer order tracking or notifications of future legal requirements needed with the state.

After reviewing all the top LLC services available, we found IncFile and Northwest Registered Agent the best overall options. While neither of them have as high brand power as the industry giant, LegalZoom, both services have great customer support, prices and offer a free registered agent.