Certificate of Organization Law and Legal Definition

Certificate of organization is a document required for establishing a Limited Liability Company (LLC). It is similar to articles of incorporation used for setting up corporations. In most U.S states, it is known as articles of organization. The certificate is to be filed with the appropriate governmental agency for registering the LLC. The certificate should include the name of the new entity; the business form; a statement of general purpose; the name and address of an agent for service of process; the form(s) of ownership interest and the name(s) of initial owner(s) and manager(s). Standard forms are available in many states, which need to be completed and filed along with the corresponding administrative fee.