BUSINESS REGISTRATION DIVISION P.O. BOX 29622 Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
(Revised August. 2017) Form L-01
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Item 1 Enter the complete company name, which must include a limited liability company ending required by N.C.G.S.
§55D-20 (Limited Liability Company, L.L.C., Ltd. Liability Co., Limited Liability Co., or Ltd. Liability Company).
Item 2 Enter the name and address of each person who executes the articles of organization and whether they are executing
them in the capacity of a member or of an organizer or both by checking the applicable boxes. Unless the articles of
organization provide otherwise, each person executing the articles of organization in the capacity of a member of the
limited liability company becomes a member at the time that the filing by the Secretary of State of the articles of
organization of the limited liability company becomes effective. (See N.C.G.S. § 57D-3-01)
Item 3 Enter the name of the registered agent. The registered agent must be either an individual who resides in North Carolina; a
domestic business corporation, nonprofit corporation, or limited liability company whose business office is identical with the
registered office; or a foreign corporation, nonprofit corporation or limited liability company authorized to transact business
or conduct affairs in North Carolina whose business office is identical with the registered office.
Item 4 Enter the complete street address of the registered office and the county in which it is located.
Item 5 Enter the complete mailing address of the registered office only if mail is not delivered to the street address shown in
Item 4 or if the registered agent prefers to have mail delivered to a P.O. Box or Drawer.
Item 6 Select item “a” if the limited liability company has a principal office. Enter the telephone number and the complete
street address of the principal office and the county in which it is located. If mail is not delivered to the street address of
the principal office or if you prefer to receive mail at a P.O. Box or Drawer, enter the complete mailing address of the
Select item “b” if the limited liability company does not have a principal office.
Item 7 N.C.G.S. §57D-2-21(b) states that the articles of organization may contain any provision not inconsistent with law,
including any matter that under Chapter 57D is permitted to be set forth in a limited liability company’s operating
agreement. The name and address of each of the initial members of the limited liability company may be stated as an
attachment. Unless the articles of organization provide otherwise, each person who is named in the articles of organization
as a member of the limited liability company becomes a member at the time that the filing by the Secretary of State of the
articles of organization of the limited liability company becomes effective. (See N.C.G.S.
Item 8 (Optional): This field is being provided in order to assist business entities in identifying its company officials and
complying with Federal banking regulations.
Item 9 (Optional): The Department offers a free voluntary notification system for which you may choose to participate. If you
would like to receive this free service, please provide a business e-mail address in the space provided. Your participation
will not result in your e-mail address being viewable on our website. Participation will help us to prevent business identity
theft in the event an unauthorized person submits a fraudulent document for filing in the name of the business entity.
Item 10 The document will be effective on the date and at the time of filing, unless a delayed date or an effective time (on the day
of filing) is specified. If a delayed effective date is specified without a time, the document will be effective at 11:59:59
p.m. Raleigh, North Carolina time on the day specified. If a delayed effective date is specified, the document will be
effective on the day and at the time specified. A delayed effective date may be specified up to and including the 90th day
after the day of filing.
Enter the date the document was executed. In the
blanks provided enter:
The name of the entity executing the Articles of Organization; if an individual, leave blank.
The signature of the member and/or organizer or representative of the organizing entity.
The name of the member and/or organizer or name of the above-signed representative.
The title of the individual or entity executing the Articles of Organization (i.e. Organizer, Member or both)
The document may, but need not, contain an acknowledgment, verification, or proof.
Limited liability companies wishing to render a professional service as defined in N.C.G.S. §55B-2(6) must
contact the appropriate North Carolina licensing board to determine whether compliance with additional licensing requirements
may be mandated by law. Such limited liability companies should consult N.C.G.S. §57D-2-02 for further details.