New Hampshire LLC Annual Report

Last updated on November 25, 2022

LLCs formed in New Hampshire need to file this report with the New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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?

New Hampshire LLC Annual Report

An annual report is used to keep an LLC’s contact information up-to-date and to keep your LLC in compliance and in good standing with the state.

Filed every year

Each and every LLCs formed in New Hampshire must file this report every year.

Update your business information

The annual report is primarily used to update business data such as the names and addresses of the LLC managers or members.

File online or via mail

Annual report can be filed either online or by mail.

Change in Address

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

New Hampshire actions

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

How to file Annual Report in New Hampshire?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every New Hampshire LLC is required to file an annual report each year. Every year between January 1 and April 1 is the due date for your New Hampshire LLC annual registration. The earliest you may file is January 1.


annually by April 1

Head over to New Hampshire's official website to file this report.

Filing fee


The Annual report must be post marked, completed before April 1 to avoid late fee.

LLC Annual Report

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

Filing Annual Report

New Hampshire LLC is expected to file this report annually by April 1

  • File it online on New Hampshire Secretary of State website


Online fee


Failure to pay

There is a fine of $50 if you miss the April 1st filing deadline. For LLCs that have not filed even after 2 years, New Hampshire dissolves them. LLCs cannot file a new annual report if the prior year’s report was not filed.

Certificate of Formation

In New Hampshire, 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

There are a couple of ways to file

  • File it online on NH QuickStart website


  • Mail a form to the state department



Corporation Division, NH Dept. of State

107 N Main St, Rm 204

Concord, NH 03301

Online fee


Online processing time

Mailing fee


Mail processing time

7 - 10 days

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in New Hampshire. New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire quickstart business 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 New Hampshire corporation division. 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.

  • 304-C:32 New Hampshire RSA


Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Shall contain the words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.”or similar abbreviation.

  • 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 New Hampshire

It is very important to maintain full compliance in New Hampshire. 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 New Hampshire.

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