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How to File Articles of Organization in Wyoming

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How to File Articles of Organization in Wyoming

How to File Articles of Organization in Wyoming

Many Wyoming entrepreneurs choose to form a limited liability company (LLC) because of the many benefits of this business entity type. An LLC provides liability protection, for instance, so your assets are not at risk if your business is sued or cannot pay debts. 

An LLC is a “pass-through entity” for tax purposes, meaning that the LLC itself is not taxed. Instead, income passes through the business to the LLC owners or members, who report it on their tax returns. LLCs also offer flexibility in terms of management and taxation. 

Creating an LLC is relatively straightforward, but ensuring it’s done correctly is crucial to getting your Wyoming business on the right foot. The most critical step is filing articles of organization. 

What Are Articles of Organization for an LLC?

The articles of organization is a legal document filed with the Secretary of State to form an LLC officially. It will include your business name, address, registered agent information, and more, as detailed below. 

First, Select a Registered Agent for Your State LLC

Wyoming requires LLCs to appoint a registered agent, a person or company authorized to accept and respond to official business correspondence, such as legal, tax, or financial documents. 

The registered agent ensures all required notices and documents are received. In Wyoming, the registered agent can be an LLC member, individual, or entity that meets state requirements. In Wyoming, a registered agent must: 

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a physical address in the state 
  • Be available during regular business hours 
  • Be registered to operate in the state, if it’s a business

Many business owners hire a registered agent service to ensure their LLC stays fully compliant and for convenience. 

If you choose to be your registered agent, you must be at your registered agent’s address for all business hours. A registered agent service allows you to be wherever you need to be to run and grow your business. 

How to Submit Articles of Organization in Wyoming

To start, visit the Secretary of State’s website and create an account to access the articles of organization online.

In Wyoming, the articles of organization require the following information: 

  • LLC name
  • Registered agent information
  • LLC mailing address
  • Principal office address
  • Organizer signature and contact information

Click the green Start Now button from the homepage to begin your filing.


Select LLC from the entity type drop-down menu on the next screen and click Next.


Next, provide your business name. You must include “limited liability company” or “LLC.” 


The following page will ask if your LLC is temporary or perpetual. You can also provide a delayed LLC start date. Once entered, the next screen will prompt you to enter your registered agent’s information. 

Next, you’ll be prompted to enter your principal address as well as the mailing address of the business. Then, enter the organizer’s name and address.


Finally, you’ll be allowed to review all your information to ensure it’s entered correctly. The last step is to sign the document electronically. 

The filing fee is $100, and your LLC should be approved and formed within 15 days.

Some entrepreneurs hire an LLC formation service like ZenBusiness to handle this step, saving time and ensuring the process is done correctly. 

Draft an Operating Agreement

Wyoming does not require an operating agreement, but it’s a crucial document that defines members’ ownership percentages and profit allocations. Those are the two key elements, but it should also include the following:

  • Each member’s rights and responsibilities
  • Management structure and roles 
  • Voting rights of each member
  • Rules for meetings and voting
  • What happens when a member sells their interest, becomes disabled, or dies

You can find operating agreement templates online, but it’s best to have them drawn up or reviewed by an attorney. The language of an operating agreement is crucial and can often help determine how member disputes will be resolved. Here you can obtain a free operating agreement template for your Wyoming LLC.

Contact Information for the Secretary of State

Wyoming Secretary of State Website

Phone: (307) 777-7311

Mailing address:

Business Division
Herschler Building East
122 West 25th Street
Suite 101
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020

In Closing

There’s only one way to create an LLC in Wyoming: successfully filing articles of organization. If you make any mistakes, you’ll likely have to refile, so be sure to do it right the first time and set your business up for serious success!