Wisconsin LLC Annual Report

Last updated on November 23, 2022

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

Wisconsin 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 of Wisconsin.

Filed every year

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

Update your contact information

The annual report can be used to update your business email address.

File Online

Annual report can only be filed online. There is no option to file by mail

Change in Registered agent name and address

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

Wisconsin actions

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

How to file Annual Report in Wisconsin?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every Wisconsin LLC is required to file an annual report each year. The due date for your Wisconsin LLC annual report is the last day of the quarter your LLC was approved.



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

Filing fee


The Annual report must be postmarked, complete and compliant, within the filing period to avoid issues.

LLC Annual Report

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

Filing Annual Report

Wisconsin LLC is expected to file this report annually

  • File it online on Wisconsin Secretary of State website


Online fee


Online processing time


Failure to pay

Wisconsin dissolves LLCs within one year for failure to file an annual report.

Articles of Organization

In Wisconsin, 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 Department of Financial Institutions website


  • Mail a form to the state department



State of WI - Dept. of Financial Institutions

P.O. Box 93348

Milwaukee, WI 53293

Online fee


Online processing time


Mailing fee


Mail processing time

5 days

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Wisconsin. Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin search corporate records 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 Wisconsin corporation section of the division of corporate & consumer 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.

  • Wisconsin Statutes §183.0103


Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited liability co." or end with the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC".

  • 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 Wisconsin

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

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