Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process.
Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public
soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the
Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes,
statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect.
If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has
not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already
been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes
made to the current law.
(805 ILCS 180/45-20)
Registration; registered name of
foreign limited liability company.
(a) Any foreign limited
liability company not transacting business in this State and
not authorized to transact business in this State may
register its name, provided its name is available for use as
determined by the Secretary of State in accordance with the
provisions of this Act that specify name availability for
limited liability companies organized in Illinois.
Registration shall be made by doing the following:
(1) executing and filing in accordance with the forms
and regulations that the Secretary of State may specify:
(A) an application for registration, stating the
name of the limited liability company, the State or place under the laws of which it is organized, the date of its organization, a brief statement of the business in which it is engaged or plans to engage, the post-office address of the limited liability company to which the Secretary of State may mail notices as required or permitted by this Act, and that it desires to register its name under this Section; and
(B) a certificate setting forth that the limited
liability company is in good standing under the laws of the State or place wherein it is organized executed by the Secretary of State of that state or by some other public official that may have custody of the records pertaining to limited liability companies; and
(2) paying to the Secretary of State a fee of
(b) Registration shall be effective from the date
of filing by the Secretary of State until the first day of
the twelfth month following that date.
(c) Registration may be renewed from year to year
by filing an application for renewal setting forth the facts
required in an original application for registration and accompanied by a
certificate of good standing as required for the original
registration and by paying the fee of $100 within 60 days
immediately preceding the first day of the twelfth month
following the date of filing the original registration or
previous renewal. Renewal shall extend the registration
for 12 months, to expire on the first day of the month in
which the original registration was filed the next year.
(d) Any foreign limited liability company that has in
effect a registration of its name may cancel that
registration at any time by filing an application for
cancellation in the same manner and setting forth the same
facts required to be set forth in an original registration
and paying the fee prescribed by this Act.
(e) The Secretary of State may cancel any registration
if, after a hearing, he or she finds that the application
therefor or any renewal thereof was made contrary to this
(Source: P.A. 87-1062.)