Maine LLC Annual Report

Last updated on November 23, 2022

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

Maine LLC Annual Report

Annual Report is used to keep your LLC in compliance and in good standing with the Maine Secretary of State.

Filed every year

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

LLC Officials Information

Annual Report is mainly used to update the business information such as business purpose, names and addresses of LLC officials i.e., members, managers, directors, or officers.

File online or via mail

Annual report can only be filed either online or by mail.

Maine actions

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

How to file Annual Report in Maine?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

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


annually by June 1

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

Filing fee


The Annual Report must be postmarked, complete and compliant, before June 1st to avoid late fees.

LLC Annual Report

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

Filing Annual Report

Maine LLC is expected to file this report annually by June 1

  • File it online on Maine Secretary of State website


  • Mail a form to Maine Secretary of State website



Secretary of State

Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions

101 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0101

Online fee


Online processing time


Mailing fee


Mail processing time

20-25 days

Failure to pay

There is a fine of $50 for late filings. In addition, Maine can dissolve LLCs within 60 days for failure to file an annual report.

Certificate of Formation

In Maine, Certificate of Formation 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 Formation

Here's how you file it

  • Mail a form to the state department


Mailing fee


Mail processing time

5 - 10 days

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Maine. Maine 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 Maine corporate name 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 Maine bureau of corporations, elections and commissions. 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

    Must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.," "LLC," "L.C." or "LC". The word "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 Maine

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

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