Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 49, § 222. Fees chargeable by secretary of state

A. The secretary of state shall determine and collect, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, such fees, other than the fees provided in Subsection B of this Section and other than fees for elections, as are reasonably necessary to carry out the duties of the office.  The secretary of state shall publish a listing of such fees annually in the official journal of the state.

B. The secretary of state is authorized to collect the following fees:

(1) Domestic business corporations and limited liability companies.

(a) Twenty-five dollars for reserving a corporate name or limited liability company name, transferring a reserved corporate name, registering a corporate name, or renewing a registered corporate name.

(b) Seventy-five dollars for filing and recording corporation articles of incorporation, articles of amendment, articles of restatement, articles of domestication, articles of charter surrender, articles of nonprofit conversion, articles of nonprofit domestication and conversion, articles of dissolution, articles of revocation of dissolution, articles of reinstatement, articles of merger or share exchange, abandonment proceedings, simplified articles of termination, and articles of correction.

(c) One hundred dollars for filing and recording limited liability company articles of organization, amended articles of organization, dissolution proceedings, termination of dissolution proceedings, reinstatement proceedings, merger proceedings, conversions, and certificates of correction.

(d) Twenty dollars for filing any other document or issuing and sealing any other certificate required or permitted by the Business Corporation Act, R.S. 12:1-101 et seq. , or the Limited Liability Company Law, R.S. 12:1301 et seq.

(e) Twenty-five dollars for a corporation's statement of change of registered agent or registered office, or both, the resignation of an agent or officer, appointment of a registered agent, change of domicile, appointment of new officers, directors, members, or managers, and change of address for agents, officers, directors, members, or managers.

(f) Twenty-five dollars for a supplemental initial report for a limited liability company.

(g) Thirty dollars for annual reports.

(2) Domestic nonprofit corporations.  (a) Seventy-five dollars for filing and recording articles of incorporation, amended articles of incorporation, dissolution proceedings, termination of dissolution proceedings, reinstatement proceedings, merger proceedings, conversions, and certificates of correction.

(b) Twenty dollars for issuing and sealing any other certificate required or permitted by the Nonprofit Corporation Law, R.S. 12:201 et seq.

(c) Twenty-five dollars for the resignation of an agent or officer;  appointment of a registered agent;  change of domicile;  appointment of new officers or directors;  and change of address for agents, officers, or directors.

(d) Ten dollars for annual reports.

(3) Foreign corporations and limited liability companies.  (a) One hundred twenty-five dollars for filing and recording applications for authority on corporations, amended applications, withdrawal proceedings, termination of withdrawal proceedings, reinstatement proceedings, merger proceedings, and certificates of correction.

(b) One hundred fifty dollars for filing and recording applications for authority on limited liability companies, amended applications, withdrawal proceedings, termination of withdrawal proceedings, reinstatement proceedings, merger proceedings, and certificates of correction.

(c) Twenty dollars for issuing and sealing any other certificate required or permitted by the Foreign Corporation Law, R.S. 12:301 et seq. , or the Limited Liability Company Law, R.S. 12:1301 et seq.

(d) Twenty-five dollars for the resignation of an agent or officer;  appointment of a registered agent;  change of domicile;  appointment of new officers, directors, members, or managers;  and change of address for agents, officers, directors, members, or managers.

(e) Thirty dollars for annual reports.

(4) Partnerships and registered limited liability partnerships.  (a) One hundred fifty dollars for filing of partnership forms and filing of amendments of a foreign partnership.

(b) One hundred fifty dollars for the termination of the registration of a foreign partnership.

(c)(i) For partnerships, one hundred dollars for filing a contract of partnership of a domestic partnership or a registered limited liability partnership, and filing an amendment, merger, consolidation, or termination of a domestic partnership.

(ii) For registered limited liability partnerships, one hundred twenty-five dollars for filing original or renewal forms, conversions to and from a registered limited liability company, and merger or consolidation of a registered limited liability partnership.

(d) Two dollars plus one dollar per page for certification of partnerships or certified copies for registered limited liability partnerships.

(e) Twenty dollars for additional certificates for partnerships or additional certificates for registered limited liability partnerships.

(f) Thirty dollars for annual reports for partnerships.

(5) Trade names, trademarks, and service marks.  (a) Twenty-five dollars for a trade name, trademark, or service mark reservation.

(b) Seventy-five dollars for registering, renewing, assigning, or terminating a trade name, trademark, or service mark.

(c) Fifteen dollars for issuing a copy of any trade name, trademark, or service mark document.

(d) Fifteen dollars for sealing and certifying to correctness of a trade name, trademark, or service mark document on file.

(e) Twenty dollars for additional certificates.

(f) to (h) Repealed by Acts 2018, No. 560, § 6 .

(6) One hundred dollars for conversion from or to a partnership, including the conversion of a limited liability company from or to a partnership.

(7) Twenty-five dollars for collection of agency registration.

(8) Five dollars for registration of conductors of public opinion polls.

(9) Ten dollars for registering information regarding a will or for furnishing information regarding a will.

(10) Seafood marketing associations.  (a) Thirty-five dollars for filing and recording articles of association, amended articles of association, dissolution proceedings, and merger proceedings.

(b) Ten dollars for additional certified copies of documents and certificates.

(c) Five dollars for a certified copy of a certificate only.

(11) General Fees.  (a) Fifteen dollars for additional certified copies.

(b) Twenty dollars for additional certificates.

(c) Twenty-five dollars for certified copies with amendments.

(d) Twenty-five dollars for copies with amendments.

(12) Special fees.  (a) There shall be a fifty-dollar fee for expedited “while you wait” service.

(b) There shall be a thirty-dollar fee for expedited twenty-four-hour service.

(c) There shall be a fifty-dollar fee for receipt of service of process or other instruments.

(13) Sixty dollars for filing applications and issuing certificates for state franchises to offer cable service or video service in this state.

(14) Home Service Contract Provider Applications.

(a) Six hundred dollars for filing applications for home service contract providers.

(b) Two hundred fifty dollars for filing renewals for home service contract providers.


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