Louisiana LLC Annual Report

Last updated on November 25, 2022

LLCs formed in Louisiana need to file this report with the Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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?

Louisiana LLC Annual Report

Annual Report is used to keep your business records up to date with the State of Louisiana and to keep your LLC in compliance and in good standing with the state of Louisiana.

Filed every year

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

LLC Officials Information

Annual Report is mainly used to update the business information such as names and addresses of LLC members or managers and also the change in Registered agent details.

File Online or by mail

Annual report can only be filed online or 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.

Louisiana actions

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

How to file Annual Report in Louisiana?

Follow these steps:

1. File the initial report

Every LLC in Louisiana must submit an Initial Report along with its Articles of Organization. If the Initial Report is not filed concurrently with the Articles of Organization, the state will reject the submission.

2. Visit official website

Every Louisiana LLC is required to file an annual report each year. Your Louisiana LLC Annual Report is due annually every year before your anniversary date.

Head over to Louisiana's official website to file this report.

Filing fee


The Annual report must be postmarked, complete and compliant, before your anniversary date to avoid late fees.

LLC Annual Report

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

Filing Annual Report

Louisiana LLC is expected to file this report annually

  • File it online on Louisiana Secretary of State website


Online fee


Online processing time

Failure to pay

Louisiana does not charge late fees if you miss your filing deadline, but may dissolve or revoke your LLC after 3 years of failing to file an annual report.

Articles of Organization

In Louisiana, Articles 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 Articles of Organization

There are a couple of ways to file

  • File it online on Louisiana geauxBIZ website


  • Mail a form to the state department



State of Louisiana Secretary of State

P.O. Box 94125

Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Online fee


Online processing time

2 - 3 days

Mailing fee


Mail processing time

2 - 3 days

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Louisiana. Louisiana 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 Louisiana business filings 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 Louisiana 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.

  • Louisiana RS &sect12:1306


Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Shall contain the words "limited liability company", the abbreviation "L.L.C.", or the abbreviation "L.C.".

  • 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 Louisiana

It is very important to maintain full compliance in Louisiana. 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 Louisiana.

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