Form a Partnership

While every state allows partnerships, the specific types of partnerships available are different in each state. Most states allow Limited Partnerships, which we have listed here. Some states have Limited Liability Partnerships, as well as Limited Liability Limited Partnerships.

The listings below should not be considered a complete assessment of all partnerships available in each state. Please note that the filing costs reported here do not include any online processing fees.

Alabama Partnership
State Department Name Alabama Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee $225 total filing fee (Certificate of Formation: $200 + Name Reservation: $25)
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/2022-01/DomesticLPFormation.pdf
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Alaska Partnership
State Department Name Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $150 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/5/pub/08-508.pdf
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Arizona Partnership
State Department Name Arizona Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $13 minimum +$3 per additional page
Link to Document/Online Filing https://azsos.gov/sites/default/files/bsd_LP_Certificate.pdf
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Arkansas Partnership
State Department Name Arkansas Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $50 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/bcs/LP-01%28a%29.pdf
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California Partnership
State Department Name California Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $70 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://bpd.cdn.sos.ca.gov/lp/forms/lp-1.pdf
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Colorado Partnership
State Department Name Colorado Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Association: $50 filing fee ($65 in person)
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.coloradosos.gov/biz/FileDocNameAvailCriteria.do?transTyp=CERT_LP
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Connecticut Partnership
State Department Name Connecticut Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $120 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://business.ct.gov/start/registering-your-business?language=en_US
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Delaware Partnership
State Department Name Delaware Division of Corporations
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $200 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://corpfiles.delaware.gov/lpform09.pdf
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Florida Partnership
State Department Name Florida Division of Corporations
Document Name and Filing Fee $1,000 total filing fee (Certificate of Limited Partnership: $965 + Designation of Registered Agent: $35)
Link to Document/Online Filing http://form.sunbiz.org/pdf/cr2e030.pdf
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Georgia Partnership
State Department Name Georgia Corporations Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $110 filing fee ($100 online)
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos.ga.gov/how-to-guide/how-guide-register-domestic-entity#Register%20a%20Domestic%20Limited%20Partnership
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Hawaii Partnership
State Department Name Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $25 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://files.hawaii.gov/dcca/breg/registration/forms/lp-1.pdf
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Idaho Partnership
State Department Name Idaho Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $120 filing fee ($100 online)
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos.idaho.gov/CORP/forms/LP/Certificate%20of%20LP.pdf
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Illinois Partnership
State Department Name Illinois Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $150 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.ilsos.gov/publications/pdf_publications/lp201.pdf
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Indiana Partnership
State Department Name Indiana Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee ($75 online)
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.in.gov/sos/business/division-forms/business-forms/
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Iowa Partnership
State Department Name Iowa Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://filings.sos.iowa.gov/Account/Login
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Kansas Partnership
State Department Name Kansas Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate for a Kansas Limited Partnership: $165 filing fee ($160 online)
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos.ks.gov/forms/business_services/CK.pdf
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Kentucky Partnership
State Department Name Kentucky Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $40 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://web.sos.ky.gov/forms/corp/KNP-Certificate%20of%20Limited%20Partnership.pdf
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Louisiana Partnership
State Department Name Louisiana Commercial Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Partnership Registration Form: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/PublishedDocuments/342PartnershipRegistrationLouisiana.pdf
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Maine Partnership
State Department Name Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $175 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/forms/mlpa/mlpa6.pdf
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Maryland Partnership
State Department Name Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://dat.maryland.gov/SDAT%20Forms/llp.pdf
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Massachusetts Partnership
State Department Name Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Document Name and Filing Fee Limited Partnership Certificate: $200 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sec.state.ma.us/cor/corpdf/c109s8dlpcert.pdf
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Michigan Partnership
State Department Name Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $10 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.michigan.gov/lara/-/media/Project/Websites/lara/cscl/Folder3/401_08-15.pdf?rev=e0ccecf0c18b4d8d837236053d1aa518&hash=DC2920EEE951064622103AFB9EEE9A62
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Minnesota Partnership
State Department Name Minnesota Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee ($120 online and in person)
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sos.state.mn.us/media/1799/certificateoflimitedpartnershipdomestic.pdf
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Mississippi Partnership
State Department Name Mississippi Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $50 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://corp.sos.ms.gov/corp/portal/c/page/login/portal.aspx
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Missouri Partnership
State Department Name Missouri Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $105 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/Business/lp41.pdf?v=2
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Montana Partnership
State Department Name Montana Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Domestic Limited Partnership: $20 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://biz.sosmt.gov/forms/business
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Nebraska Partnership
State Department Name Nebraska Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Domestic Limited Partnership: $110 filing fee ($100 online)
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-edocs/
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Nevada Partnership
State Department Name Nevada Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $75 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/home/showdocument?id=980
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New Hampshire Partnership
State Department Name New Hampshire Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos.nh.gov/media/dzqcmgtu/form_lp-1_-09-2015.pdf
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New Jersey Partnership
State Department Name New Jersey Division of Revenue
Document Name and Filing Fee Business Registration Application: $125 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/gettingregistered.shtml
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New Mexico Partnership
State Department Name New Mexico Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee General Partnership Registration: $50 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/BFS/online/
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New York Partnership
State Department Name New York Division of Corporations, State Records and UCC
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $200 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://dos.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2019/01/1391-f.pdf
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North Carolina Partnership
State Department Name North Carolina Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $50 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sosnc.gov/forms/by_title/_Business_Registration_Limited_Partnerships
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North Dakota Partnership
State Department Name North Dakota Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $110 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://firststop.sos.nd.gov/forms/business
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Ohio Partnership
State Department Name Ohio Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $99 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.ohiosos.gov/globalassets/business/forms/531a.pdf
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Oklahoma Partnership
State Department Name Oklahoma Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sos.ok.gov/(S(hfi1b155qdirny45spxepd45))/forms/Fm0043.PDF
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Oregon Partnership
State Department Name Oregon Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos.oregon.gov/business/Documents/business-registry-forms/lp-certificate-appl.pdf
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Pennsylvania Partnership
State Department Name Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations & Charitable Organizations
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $125 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.dos.pa.gov/BusinessCharities/Business/RegistrationForms/Documents/Updated%202017%20Registration%20Forms/Domestic%20Limited%20Partnership/15-8621%20Cert%20of%20Ltd%20Part.pdf
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Rhode Island Partnership
State Department Name Rhode Island Department of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://docs.sos.ri.gov/documents/BusinessServices/300-certificate-of-limited-partnership.pdf
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South Carolina Partnership
State Department Name South Carolina Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $10 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://businessfilings.sc.gov/BusinessFiling/Home/DownloadForms?pdfCategoryId=1&category=Starting%20a%20Business%20in%20South%20Carolina
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South Dakota Partnership
State Department Name South Dakota Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $125 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sdsos.gov/docs/business/domesticlpcertificate20180215.pdf
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Tennessee Partnership
State Department Name Tennessee Business Services Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos-prod.tnsosgovfiles.com/s3fs-public/document/ss-4470.pdf?VersionId=Q4Yv8QGtLbD9yiwJDBaidkmCJOoNvFYJ
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Texas Partnership
State Department Name Texas Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Formation: $750 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms/207_boc.pdf
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Utah Partnership
State Department Name Utah Division of Corporations & Commercial Code
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $70 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://corporations.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lpform.pdf
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Vermont Partnership
State Department Name Vermont Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $125 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos.vermont.gov/corporations/registration/domestic-registration/lp/
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Virginia Partnership
State Department Name Virginia State Corporation Commission
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://scc.virginia.gov/getattachment/036dafb3-253e-4435-9d9f-a20c1425ca14/lpa7311.pdf
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Washington Partnership
State Department Name Washington Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $180 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/corps/12.10.2020---certificate-of-limited-partnership---wa-lp-or-lllp.pdf
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West Virginia Partnership
State Department Name West Virginia Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos.wv.gov/FormSearch/Business/Limited-Partnership/lp1.pdf
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Wisconsin Partnership
State Department Name Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Domestic Limited Partnership: $70 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.wdfi.org/_resources/indexed/site/corporations/dfi-corp-302.pdf
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Wyoming Partnership
State Department Name Wyoming Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100 filing fee
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos.wyo.gov/Forms/Business/LP/LP-CertificateDomestic.pdf
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