Friday, July 19, 2024, Update at 1 p.m.: Services with the Corporations & Charities Division at ccfs.sos.wa.gov are back online. Phone, chat, and in-person services will resume on Monday, July 22.

Download Forms / Online Filing Instructions

For those who need their documents in a hurry, the Corporations Division offers expedited service and same-day service. The fee for expedited service is $100 per business entity, and expedited filings are generally processed within three business days.

* Due to system limitations, the same-day service fee ($150 per business entity) will not be assessed. Same-day service fee for front-counter transactions will be charged as an expedited fee and processed the same day if received before 3:30 p.m. Same-day services may be limited due to business hours and the quantity of filings submitted. A 30-day notice will be provided via our website and lobby signage before implementing the $150 Same Day Service fee.

To receive expedited service by mail, enclose $100 per entity (in addition to regular fees) and write "EXPEDITE" in bold letters on the outside of the envelope.

Per WAC 434-112-085(7) the Annual Report fee for Profit Business Entity types has increased to $70.

See WAC 434-112-080 and 434-112-085 for more information.

We accept cash, checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for your convenience. All payments must be received in US Dollars. Payments submitted to this office are not refundable WAC 434-112-075 & 434-112-085.

If you have any questions about completing forms for accessibility needs, please contact our Customer Relations team via chat, email, or phone. To ask about available alternative methods for submitting a filing or form for the visually impaired, please call 360-725-0377. Teletype (TTY) users may use Washington Relay Service by calling 711.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to be informational or assist you in selecting an appropriate business structure. For assistance in determining the appropriate business structure, please visit the FAQs page for more information.

*Filings are subject to additional fees depending on the priority requested and delivery method.

Are you on the right page for your business? This page includes forms, fees, and instructions for all domestic business entities, foreign and domestic Registered Agents, and Washington Trademarks.

For Foreign business entities (a business that was created outside of Washington State) please click here.

Most Requested Filings

Filing by  Business Entity Type                             Filing Fees                                                 Mail-In Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Annual Report - Multiple Business Entity Types $70 - Profit Business Entity Types
$10 - Miscellaneous & Mutual Nonprofit
$10 - Corporation Sole
Form Instructions

Yes

Annual Report - Nonprofit (RCW 24.03A) $60 - Default fee
$20 - Reduced fee with certification
Form Instructions

Yes 

Amended Annual Report - All types*
*Nonprofit types must mail a paper form
$10 Form Instructions

Yes 

Initial Report
*Not applicable to Nonprofit types
$10 Form Instructions

Yes 


Has your status changed to Administratively Dissolved or Terminated?

To learn more about what steps your business needs to take next, please refer to our "My Business was Administratively Dissolved" page for additional details.


Click on a business entity type below to view the available paper forms and links to online filing.

Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) & Professional LLC (PLLC) - RCW 25.15 & 23.95


The following filings are specific to the business entity type.
 
Limited Liability Company                                           Filing Fees                                               Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Certificate of Formation $180 Form Coming Soon Yes
Amended Certificate of Formation $30 Form Coming Soon Yes
Professional Limited Liability Company                   Filing Fees                                             Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Certificate of Formation $180 Form Coming Soon Yes
Amended Certificate of Formation $30 Form Coming Soon Yes

 

 The following filings can be submitted on behalf of an LLC or PLLC.

Both LLC & PLLC Filing Fees                                              Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Certificate of Dissolution $0 Form Coming Soon Yes
Domestic Profit, Professional Service, & Social Purpose Corporations - RCW 23B & 18.100

The following filings are specific to the business entity type.
 
Profit Corporation                                                     Filing Fees                                               Mail-In Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Articles of Incorporation $180 Form Coming Soon Yes
Articles of Amendment  $30 Form Coming Soon Yes
Professional Service Corporation                           Filing Fees                                               Mail-In Forms Online Filing Instructions Filed Online?
Articles of Incorporation $180 Form Coming Soon Yes
Articles of Amendment  $30 Form Coming Soon Yes
Social Purpose Corporation                                    Filing Fees                                               Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Articles of Incorporation  $180      Form Coming Soon Yes
Articles of Amendment $30 Form Coming Soon Yes


The following filings can be submitted on behalf of a Profit, Professional Service, & Social Purpose Corporation.
 
Profit, Professional Service, & Social Purpose Corporations                                                       Filing Fees                                               Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Articles of Dissolution* $0 Form Coming Soon Yes
*A Revenue Clearance Certificate from the Department of Revenue is required. Please click here for more information.

 

Domestic Nonprofit  (NP) &  Nonprofit Professional Service Corporations  - RCW 24.03A

The following filings are specific to the business entity type.
 
Nonprofit Corporation                                              Filing Fees                                                                                      Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Articles of Incorporation $80 - Default Fee
$40 - Reduced fee with certification 
Form Coming Soon Yes
Articles of Amendment $20 Form Not Available Not Available
 
Nonprofit Professional Service Corporation         Filing Fees                                                                                      Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Articles of Incorporation $80 - Default Fee
$40 - Reduced fee with certification
Form Coming Soon Yes
Articles of Amendment $20 Form Not Available Not Available


The following filings can be submitted on behalf of a Nonprofit or Nonprofit Professional Service Corporation.
 
Both NP & NP Professional Service Corporations            Filing Fees                                                                                     Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Application for status as a Public Benefit $20 Form Not Available Not Available
Articles of Dissolution* $0 Form Not Available Not Available
Articles of Reorganization $20 Form Not Available Not Available
*A Revenue Clearance Certificate from the Department of Revenue is required. Please click here for more information.
Host Home Registration $20 Form Not Available Not Available
Certificate to Restated Articles $0 Form Not Available Not Available
Domestic Nonprofit Miscellaneous and Mutual Nonprofit Corporation - RCW 24.06
Nonprofit Miscellaneous and Mutual Nonprofit Corporation                                       Filing fees                                                 Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Articles of Incorporation $30 Form Not Available Not Available
Articles of Amendment $20 Form Not Available Not Available
Articles of Reorganization $20 Form Not Available Not Available
Articles of Dissolution $0 Form Not Available Not Available
Domestic Limited Partnerships (LP) - RCW 25.10
Limited Partnerships (LP)                                                                              Filing fees                                                 Mail-In Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Certificate of Limited Partnership $180 Form Coming Soon Yes
Amended Certificate of Limited Partnership $30 Form Coming Soon Yes
Statement of Termination $0 Form Coming Soon Yes
Domestic Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) - RCW 25.05.500
Limited Liability Partnerships                                                                       Filing Fees                                                 Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Certificate of Limited Liability Partnership $180 Form Coming Soon Yes
Amended Certificate of Limited Liability Partnership $30 Form Coming Soon Yes
Notice of Withdrawal $0 Form Coming Soon Yes
Maintenance Forms
Multiple Business Entity Types                                                                                                Filing Fees                                                   Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Statement of Correction $30 Form Not Available Not Available
Name Reservation $20 - Nonprofit (24.03A)
$30 - All other business types
Form Not Available Not Available
Withdrawal of Filed Record $10 Form Not Available Not Available
Need a Department of Revenue Clearance Certificate. Please click here for more information
Registered Agent Forms
The below filings are utilized to appoint, record changes to, or resign as a registered agent for a specific business. 

*Registered Agents must have a physical address in Washington State.
 
Non-Commercial Registered Agent                                                           Filing Fees                                                  Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Statement of Change/Designation of Registered Agent $0 Form Coming Soon Yes
Resignation of Registered Agent $0 Form Coming Soon Yes
 


To register a business or individual as a Commercial Registered Agent (CRA), or to record changes to a registered CRA, or to terminate a CRA registration.

View our current 
List of Commercial Registered Agents
 

Commercial Registered Agent                                                                   Filing Fees                                                 Mail-in Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Commercial Registered Agent Listing Statement $10 Form Coming Soon Yes
Statement of Change by Commercial Registered Agent $0 Form Coming Soon Yes
Commercial Registered Agent Termination Statement $0 Form Coming Soon Yes

 

Trademarks - RCW 19.77
Trademarks                                                                                             Filing Fees                                                Mail-In Forms    Online Filing Instructions    Filed Online?   
Trademark Reservation $30 per classification Form Not Available Not Available
Trademark Registration $55 per classification Form Not Available  Not Available
Trademark Renewal $50 per classification Form Not Available  Not Available
Trademark Amendment $0 - no classification changes
$50 - per additional classification
Form Not Available  Not Available
Trademark Assignment $10
$15 - with certificate
Form Not Available  Not Available
Trademark Correction $10 Form Not Available  Not Available

Foreign Entity Registrations