How To File a Delaware Certificate of Formation

If you want to form an LLC in Delaware then you will have to complete & register the Delaware certificate of formation. All the domestic entities must submit a few documents including the registration fees. Here I have provided all the necessary steps that you need to follow before forming an LLC. You will have to download the forms and fill them with all the accurate details and mail them to the secretary of state mailing address.

To acquire the Delaware certificate of formation you will have to pay $200 & $50 extra to make the certificate. As the certificate will help you get the other licenses and permits for your LLC. The first & foremost thing you need to do is check whether the name of your Limited Liability company is available or not. The name you select must comply with all the naming criteria of Delaware state.

How to Mail the Delaware Certificate of Formation

As I mentioned earlier that you will have to check that the name of your LLC is available in Delaware state or not. To register your Delaware certificate of formation. For that, you will have to visit the official Delaware secretary of state website & perform the business entity search. If you find the name is taken by another entity then you will have to select a new name for your LLC in Delaware.

Step 1- Visit the name database of the Delaware secretary of state & if you find the name then you will have to register it before anyone does it. To complete the process you will have to complete the name reservation form including $75 fees.

Step 2 – You will have to download the relevant Delaware certificate of formation for your LLC & cover sheet in PDF & print them to fill them physically. Attach all the necessary documents and mail them to the Delaware secretary of state.

Step 3 – As I have provided basic information about the forms you can fill in the accurate details of your Limited Liability Company you can have a look what all information you need to fill in.

Contents of a Cover Sheet

1. Desired processing time
2. Company/firm or individual’s name
3. Return address
4. City/State/Zip
5. Attention
6. Phone number
7. Fax number
8. E-mail address
9. Account number
10. Name of company/entity
11. File number
12. Reservation number
13. Type of document
14. Information about document
15. Number of certified copies returned
16. Other requests
17. Check the number
18. The total value of $ enclosed
19. Credit card information
20. Method of return


Cover Sheet

Contents of Delaware Certificate of Formation

1. A name under which the domestic LLC is registering
2. Place where the LLC is located
3. street, city, zipcode
4. Address of registered office
5. Name of registered agent
6. The nature of business
7. Signature of the authorized person
8. Typed/printed name of an authorized person

Domestic LLC Certificate of formation

Step 4 – The last step for registering your LLC in Delaware is to attach the fees & mail the form. If you are paying using the check you can pay $250 or $200 if you don’t want to purchase a copy of the certificate of formation. Once you attach all the necessary documents you will have to mail them to the Delaware Secretary of State. Including you will have to attach the certificate of good standing to ensure that your Domestic LLC is legally formed and maintained properly. Here I have provided the mailing address you can copy the address.

  • Division of Corporations
    John G. Townsend Bldg.
    401 Federal Street, – Suite 4
    Dover, DE 19901
Note – If you want to have a copy of the certificate then you can get it for $200. Having the Delaware certificate of formation will not mean that your LLC is completely formed now. There are further processes that you need to follow to form your LLC. Once the certificate is assigned you must follow the rules and make sure that your LLC complies with all the state, federal, local requirements.