Ohio Biennial Business Report

Declare to the state of Ohio that your business is still in operation by filing a biennial reports every other year. Although not every company in the state must file, it's important for those that do to meet their requirements.

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When it comes to filing annual reports, businesses in Ohio have it much easier than businesses in other states. Many businesses in the state do not have to file annual reports. However, there are a few specific companies who must file biennial reports to ensure that their business is still in operation. Companies should use these biennial reports to report any significant changes to their company, such as a change to their corporate structure or to their registered agent.

Ohio professional corporations and professional associations, domestic and foreign limited liability partnerships, domestic and foreign nonprofits, and charities are all required to submit a biennial report. Ohio does not have an initial reporting requirement, so you will not have to file a report when first founding your business.

If a company does not file their biennial report on time, the state of Ohio will not assess any late fees. The company will be at risk of being administratively dissolved. If you have not filed your most recent report, it’s important that you do so as soon as possible so that you do not lose your business.

Let Us File Your Ohio Business Report

Worried about filing your business report to the State of Ohio? Let us do it for you. Our convenient filing services come with the following benefits:

  • Experienced preparation
  • Guaranteed on-time filing with the State of Ohio
  • Keep your Ohio business operating legally
  • Avoid late fees and penalties

We Protect Your Privacy

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us and we go to great lengths to keep your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. As part of our promise, we:

  • Monitor your Ohio business’ state records
  • Update your records for you
  • Allow you to use our address when filing instead of yours

We don’t sell your information to anyone. We only provide it to government entities when required and keep it on file so we can help you with your future annual registration needs.

Ohio Biennial Registration Filing Fees & Instructions

Professional corporations and professional associations in Ohio must pay $25 to file a biennial report. Limited liability partnerships must also pay $25 when filing a biennial report in Ohio. This is regardless of whether the limited liability partnership is foreign or domestic. Nonprofits operating in Ohio must pay $25 to file a report every five years unless they have changed their corporate structure. If they have changed their operating structure, they should file a report the year it occurred.

Ohio Corporations (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Ohio Secretary of State
180 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (614) 466-3910

Due Date: Not Required
Filing Fee: Not Required
Penalty: Not Required
Filing Method: Not Required
Forms: Not Required
Important Information: Not Required

Ohio Limited Liability Companies (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Ohio Secretary of State
180 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (614) 466-3910

Due Date: Not Required
Filing Fee: Not Required
Penalty: Not Required
Filing Method: Not Required
Forms: Not Required
Important Information: Not Required

Ohio Non-profit Corporations (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Ohio Secretary of State
180 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (614) 466-3910

Due Date: Quinquennially on Anniversary Date
Filing Fee: $25
Penalty: No late fee. Your business may be dissolved or revoked in a matter of months.
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: Ohio Secretary of State:
Statement of Continued Existance
Important Information: Two officers or three members must file.
Original signatures are not required.

Ohio Domestic Professional Corporations

State Office:
Ohio Secretary of State
180 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (614) 466-3910

Due Date: July 1st Biennially by every even-numbered year.
Filing Fee: $25
Penalty: No late fee. Your business may be dissolved or revoked in a matter of months.
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

Forms: Ohio Secretary of State:
Professional Association Annual Report
Important Information: Two officers or three members must file.
Original signatures are not required.

Ohio Limited Partnerships (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Ohio Secretary of State
180 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (614) 466-3910

Due Date: Not Required
Filing Fee: Not Required
Penalty: Not Required
Filing Method: Not Required
Forms: Not Required
Important Information: Not Required

Ohio Domestic Limited Liability Partnerships

State Office:
Ohio Secretary of State
180 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (614) 466-3910

Due Date: July 1st Biennially by every odd-numbered year.
Filing Fee: $25
Penalty: No late fee. Your business may be dissolved or revoked in a matter of months.
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

  • Online or Mail
Forms: Ohio Secretary of State:
Biennial Report
Important Information: Two officers or three members must file.
Original signatures are not required.

Ohio Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Ohio Secretary of State
180 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: (614) 466-3910

Due Date: Not Required
Filing Fee: Not Required
Penalty: Not Required
Filing Method: Not Required
Forms: Not Required
Important Information: Not Required

How to File Your Ohio Secretary of State Business Report:

Businesses that must file an Ohio Secretary of State Biennial Report will need to visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website and go to the forms section. From there, find the biennial report section, download it, complete it, and mail it in along with the filing fee or submit it via the online portal.

Alternately, you can let our team handle the process for you. We will submit your biennial report and ensure that your business adheres to all compliance regulations, avoiding any penalties associated with failure to file. This saves you time and energy while also giving you peace of mind.

Our Ohio Business Report Filing Service

We offer secure, professional Biennial or Annual Report preparation and filing services for Ohio and all other states. Hire us and you’ll never need to worry about missing an annual report deadline or paying hidden fees. We’ll make sure your business is in good legal standing with the Ohio Secretary of State so you don’t face the threat of losing your business status.

Ohio Biennial Report Filing Service Benefits

Our business report filing services can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Hassle-free compliance with the latest regulations
  • No missed deadlines or late fees
  • Professionally prepared and submitted filing service

Have questions about our annual report services or business compliance solutions? Contact us or fill out our convenient online price quote form.

Ohio Biennial Business Report FAQs

The filing fee is $25 for all businesses that are required to submit a business report. This is in addition to any registration or licensing fees or any other costs that you may have to pay to keep your business operational.

Biennial reports are due by July 1, and can be filed between April 1 and July 1 of each year. However, the year you must file depends upon the type of business:

  • Domestic PCs and PAs must file on even-numbered years
  • Domestic and foreign LLPs file in odd-numbered years

Additionally, nonprofits must file every five years during their anniversary month, while charities file by May 15th.

While there are no late fees or penalties for failure to file, if you continue to remain noncompliant, the Ohio government will revoke your business’ ability to operate within a few months of delinquency. This can cause you to incur larger costs such as re-forming and re-licensing your business in the state.

No, the State of Ohio has no initial report requirements for new businesses.

Reports must be signed by an officer, partner, or other authorized representative of your business prior to being filed.

Ohio Business Resources

Ohio Office of Secretary of State
Phone Number:
(614) 466-3910

Address:
Ohio Secretary of State
180 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

HELP FILE MY OHIO ANNUAL REPORT

There is a lot to remember when running a business and making sure the annual report or biennial report is filed on time is the last thing a business owner needs to worry about. At DoMyLLC we have an entire department that is dedicated to ensuring annual report filing are complete in a timely manner. Take one less task off your plate and feel confident your annual report will be filed on time to avoid late penalties and falling into bad standing with the state.