Michigan LLC Annual Report

Last updated on November 25, 2022

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

Michigan LLC Annual Report

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

Filed every year

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

LLC Officials Information

Annual Report is mainly used to update the change in name and address of Resident agent.

File Online or via mail

Annual report can be filed either online or by mail.

Change in Business name and address

You can also change your Company name and address by updating it on the annual report when it is due.

Michigan actions

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

How to file Annual Report in Michigan?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every Michigan LLC is required to file an Annual Report each year. The Michigan Annual Report is due on February 15th of each year.


annually by February 15

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

Filing fee


The Annual Report must be postmarked, complete and compliant, before February 15 to avoid late fees.

LLC Annual Report

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

Filing Annual Report

Michigan LLC is expected to file this report annually by February 15

  • File it online on Michigan Dept. of LARA website


Online fee


Online processing time

3-5 days

Expedited processing fee


Expedited processing time

24 hours

Failure to pay

There is late fee of $50 for missing the February 15th filing deadline.

Articles of Organization

In Michigan, 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 LARA Corporations Online Filing System website


  • Mail a form to the state department



Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau — Corporations Division

P.O. Box 30054

Lansing, MI 48909

Online fee


Online processing time

24 hours

Mailing fee


Mail processing time

3 - 5 days

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Michigan. Michigan 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 Michigan business entity 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 Michigan corporations, securities & commercial licensing bureau. 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

6 months

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

    The name of a domestic limited liability company shall contain the words "limited liability company", or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "L.C.", with or without periods or other punctuation.

  • 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 Michigan

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

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