Connecticut LLC Annual Report

Last updated on November 23, 2022

LLCs formed in Connecticut need to file this report with the Connecticut Secretary of State each and every year. i.e., annually. Read about how to file this report.

File report online

Visit the official state government’s website to submit annual report online.

Visit Connecticut official website
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What is an LLC?

Limited Liability Company

LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.

Limited liability

Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.


A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.


Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.

Sole proprietorship

Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.

Why file the report?

Connecticut LLC Annual Report

Annual Report is used to keep your business records up to date with the State of Connecticut and to track the payment of your LLC State Taxes.

Filed every year

All LLCs formed in Connecticut must file this report every year.

LLC Officials Information

Annual Report is mainly used to update the names and addresses of LLC officials such members, managers, directors, or officers.

File online

Annual report can only be filed online. There is no option to file by mail.

Change in address

You can also change your Principal office address or mailing address by updating it on the annual report when it is due.

Connecticut actions

Here are some of the actions business owners can take in Connecticut:

How to file Annual Report in Connecticut?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every Connecticut LLC is required to file an Annual Report each year. Every year between January 1 and March 31 is the due date for your Connecticut LLC annual report. The earliest you may file is January 1.


annually by March 31

Head over to Connecticut’s official website to file this report.

Filing fee


The deadline to file before it's too late is March 31. It is the only way to avoid late fees.

LLC Annual Report

Every LLC has to file this report in Connecticut to stay compliant with the state laws.

Filing Annual Report

Connecticut LLC is expected to file this report annually by march 31

  • File it online on Connecticut Secretary of State website


Online fee


Failure to pay

There are no late fees, but any annual report received after March 31 will result in your LLC getting a “Not in Good Standing” status. It may be dissolved after 1 year for failure to file an annual report.

Certificate of Organization

In Connecticut, Certificate of Organization is the form you file with the Secretary of State to form an LLC. It contains the articles of formation for the LLC.

Filing Certificate of Organization

There are a couple of ways to file

  • File it online on Secretary of State website


  • Mail a form to the state department



Business Service Division, Connecticut Secretary of the State

P.O. Box 150470

Hartford, CT 06115

Online fee


Online processing time

3 - 5 days

Mailing fee


Mail processing time

3 - 5 days

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Connecticut. Connecticut maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.

Search for names

Go to the official website of the Connecticut business inquiry search tool to see if the name you want is available.

Searching fee



You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the Connecticut business services. You will have to file your LLC formation documents within this period to keep the name. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation. That's fine too.

Reservation fee


Reservation period

120 days

LLC naming guidelines

The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.

Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Shall contain the words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.” or “LLC”. “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.”, and “company” may be abbreviated as “Co.”."

  • 2

    Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.

  • 3

    Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.

  • 4

    Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.

Frequently asked questions

LLC Annual Report in Connecticut

It is very important to maintain full compliance in Connecticut. Filing these reports helps you protect your personal assets by maintaining limited liability and also to be in good standing with the state. Read our guides to learn how to start and manage a business in Connecticut.

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