Pennsylvania LLC Decennial Report

Last updated on November 28, 2022

LLCs formed in Pennsylvania need to file this report with the Pennsylvania Secretary of State every 10 years ending with 1. i.e., Years like 2011, 2021.etc. Read about how to file this report.

File report online

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

Visit Pennsylvania 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?

Pennsylvania LLC Decennial Report

The decennial report is used to keep your business records up to date with the State of Pennsylvania.

Filed every 10 years

In years beginning with the number "1," decennial reports are due every ten years. In decennial report years, reports must be submitted by December 31.

Update your business information

The decennial report is primarily used to update the business data including registered office and Commercial registered office provider, if possible.

File Online or via mail

Decennial report can only be filed by mail.

Pennsylvania actions

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

How to file Decennial Report in Pennsylvania?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every Pennsylvania LLC is required to file an Decennial Report each year. Decennial reports are due every ten years during years ending with the numeral "1". Reports must be filed by December 31 of decennial report years.


decennially by Dec 31

Pennsylvania's Decennial Report can only be filed via mail. E-mail and online filings are currently not available.

Filing fee


However, there are no penalties or fines if you don’t file a Decennial Report for your LLC. It must be submitted to avoid any issues.

LLC Decennial Report

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

Filing Decennial Report

Pennsylvania LLC is expected to file this report decennially

  • Mail a form to Pennsylvania Department of State website



Pennsylvania Department of State

Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

P.O. Box 8722

Harrisburg, PA 17105

Mailing fee


Mail processing time

10-12 days


Decennial report is due every ten years during years ending with the numeral "1" (2021, 2031, etc.). Reports must be filed by December 31 of decennial report years.

Certificate of Organization

In Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania PENN File website


  • Mail a form to the state department



Pennsylvania Department of State

Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

P.O. Box 8722

Harrisburg, PA 17105

Online fee


Online processing time

2 - 3 days

Mailing fee


Mail processing time

2 - 3 days


A Docketing statement must be included while filing by mail.

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania bureau of corporations and charitable organizations. 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.

  • Pennsylvania Code Title 2 &sect204


Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Must contain the term "company", "limited", or "limited liability company" or an abbreviation of one of those terms, or words or abbreviations of like import.

  • 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 Decennial Report in Pennsylvania

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

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