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.

Alabama Partnership
State Department Name Alabama Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Formation: $178
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.alabama.gov/businessservices/LLP.aspx
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Alaska Partnership
State Department Name Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Document Name and Filing Fee Statement of Qualification: $250
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/Corporations/CorpFormsFees/FormsbyEntity.aspx
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Arizona Partnership
State Department Name Arizona Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $13 minimum
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.azsos.gov/business/partnerships
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Arkansas Partnership
State Department Name Arkansas Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Statement of Partnership Authority: $300
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Pages/GeneralPartnership.aspx
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California Partnership
State Department Name California Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $70
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/forms
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Colorado Partnership
State Department Name Colorado Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Articles of Association: $50
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/forms_main.html
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Connecticut Partnership
State Department Name Connecticut Commercial Recording Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Statement of Partnership Authority: $120
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3177&q=472426#lp1
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Delaware Partnership
State Department Name Delaware Division of Corporations
Document Name and Filing Fee Statement of Partnership Existence: $200
Link to Document/Online Filing https://corp.delaware.gov/corpformsgp09.shtml
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Florida Partnership
State Department Name Florida Division of Corporations
Document Name and Filing Fee Statement of Partnership Authority: $25
Link to Document/Online Filing http://form.sunbiz.org/cor_gp.html
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Georgia Partnership
State Department Name Georgia Corporations Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.ga.gov/corporations/acrobat/applications/Filing%20Procedure%20-%20Limited%20Partnership.pdf
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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
Link to Document/Online Filing http://cca.hawaii.gov/breg/registration/dlp/
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Idaho Partnership
State Department Name Idaho Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Statement of Partnership Authority: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.idaho.gov/corp/index.html
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Illinois Partnership
State Department Name Illinois Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $150
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/business_services/lp.html
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Indiana Partnership
State Department Name Indiana Business Services Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $90
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.in.gov/sos/business/2426.htm
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Iowa Partnership
State Department Name Iowa Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sos.iowa.gov/business/FormsAndFees.html#DLP488
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Kansas Partnership
State Department Name Kansas Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate for a Kansas Limited Partnership: $160
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.ks.gov/forms/forms_results.aspx?division=BS&orderBy=Type
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Kentucky Partnership
State Department Name Kentucky Division of Business Filings
Document Name and Filing Fee Statement of Partnership Authority: $40
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.ky.gov/bus/business-filings/Forms/Pages/default.aspx
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Louisiana Partnership
State Department Name Louisiana Commercial Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Partnership Registration Form: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/FileBusinessDocuments/GetFormsAndFeeSchedule/Pages/default.aspx
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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
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/lp.html
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Maryland Partnership
State Department Name Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing https://egov.maryland.gov/businessexpress
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Massachusetts Partnership
State Department Name Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Document Name and Filing Fee Limited Partnership Certificate: $200
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cor/corpweb/corlp/lpinf.htm
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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
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/bcsc/forms/corp/lp/401.pdf
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Minnesota Partnership
State Department Name Minnesota Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.state.mn.us/business-liens/business-forms-fees/minnesota-foreign-limited-partnership-forms/
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Mississippi Partnership
State Department Name Mississippi Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of MS Limited Partnership: $50
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
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/corporations/forms
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Montana Partnership
State Department Name Montana Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Domestic Limited Partnership: $20
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.mt.gov/business/forms/LP/04-Domestic_Limited_Partnership_Certificate.pdf?dt=1461614196786
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Nebraska Partnership
State Department Name Nebraska Secretary of Stateq
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Domestic Limited Partnership: $200
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/corp_serv/corp_form.html
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Nevada Partnership
State Department Name Nevada Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $75
Link to Document/Online Filing http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=424
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New Hampshire Partnership
State Department Name New Hampshire Corporation Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.nh.gov/nhlpforms.aspx
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New Jersey Partnership
State Department Name New Jersey Division of Revenue
Document Name and Filing Fee Business Registration Application: $125
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/gettingregistered.shtml
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New Mexico Partnership
State Department Name New Mexico Business Services Division
Document Name and Filing Fee General Partnership Registration: $50
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/partnership-registration-forms.aspx
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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
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/dom_lpfile.html
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North Carolina Partnership
State Department Name North Caroline Corporations Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $50
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/forms.aspx?PItemId=5429728&Type=Limited%20Partnership
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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
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.nd.gov/business/business-services/business-structures/partnerships/limited-partnership/limited-partnership-forms
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Ohio Partnership
State Department Name Ohio Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Statement of Partnership Authority: $99
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/business/filingformsfeeschedule.aspx?page=251
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Oklahoma Partnership
State Department Name Oklahoma Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sos.ok.gov/(S(hfi1b155qdirny45spxepd45))/business/forms.aspx
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Oregon Partnership
State Department Name Oregon Corporation Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/domestic-limited-partnerships-forms.aspx
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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
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.dos.pa.gov/BusinessCharities/Business/RegistrationForms/Pages/default.aspx#.Vx6QxnUrKV5
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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
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.ri.gov/divisions/Business-Portal/Forms
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South Carolina Partnership
State Department Name South Carolina Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Application for Registration: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.sc.gov/Library%20of%20Forms%20and%20Fees#Corporation - Domestic
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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
Link to Document/Online Filing https://sdsos.gov/business-services/corporations/corporate-forms/limited-partnerships.aspx
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Tennessee Partnership
State Department Name Tennessee Business Services Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://sos.tn.gov/business-services/limited-partnerships
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Texas Partnership
State Department Name Texas Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Formation: $750
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/forms_boc.shtml
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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
Link to Document/Online Filing http://corporations.utah.gov/business/lpd.html
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Vermont Partnership
State Department Name Vermont Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Statement of Partnership Authority: $125
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.sec.state.vt.us/corporationsbusiness-services/fees-filings.aspx#tpart2
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Virginia Partnership
State Department Name Virginia State Corporation Commission
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/dom_lp.aspx
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Washington Partnership
State Department Name Washington Corporations & Charities Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $180
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/Forms.aspx
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West Virginia Partnership
State Department Name West Virginia Business & Licensing Division
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/Pages/FormIndexforBusinessFilings.aspx
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Wisconsin Partnership
State Department Name Wisconsin Division of Corporate and Consumer Services
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Domestic Limited Partnership: $70
Link to Document/Online Filing https://www.wdfi.org/corporations/forms/corp179forms.htm
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Wyoming Partnership
State Department Name Wyoming Secretary of State
Document Name and Filing Fee Certificate of Limited Partnership: $100
Link to Document/Online Filing http://soswy.state.wy.us/Forms/Default.aspx?root=Business
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