Each state has its own rules for forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company). Knowing Idaho’s rules will help streamline the filing process.
Naming your Idaho LLC
The name of your Idaho LLC must include "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "Ltd. Co.," "L.C.," "LC," "LLC" or "L.L.C." And, it can’t contain any word or phrase that indicates or implies that it is organized for a purpose not permitted by the business organizations act. What’s more, your LLC’s name must be distinguishable on the records of the secretary of state from the names of other domestic or foreign filing entities, LLPs, reserved or registered names.
Idaho has the following requirements regarding the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. Every Idaho LLC must have at least one member.
- Residence requirements. Idaho does not have a provision specifying where managers/members must reside.
- Age requirements. Idaho does not impose minimum age requirements for members or managers.
- Inclusion in the Certificate of Organization. Idaho requires that the name and address of at least one “governor” be listed on the Certificate of Organization. An LLC “governor” is a manager in a manager-managed LLC; it is a member in a member-managed LLC.
Requirements for the Certificate of Organization
To form an LLC in Idaho, you must file a Certificate of Organization and pay the state-imposed fee.
The Certificate of Organization must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (not a post office box) in Idaho.
Professional services businesses
In Idaho, the following professionals can form a professional limited liability company (PLLC): architecture, chiropractic, dentistry, engineering, landscape architecture, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, physical therapy, podiatry, professional geology, psychology, certified or licensed public accountancy, social work, surveying and veterinary medicine. No other professions can operate as a PLLC in Idaho.