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 Annual Report Filing

Online Filing Now Available!

The Secretary of State’s Office would like to encourage business owners to take advantage of filing their company’s annual report through the State’s online portal “Business for WV” (www.business4wv.com), as this may become a required way of filing the reports in the near future.


Anyone wanting to file a report online may access the “business4wv” website and complete the process at their convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Online filing saves time and provides immediate and accurate integration of customers’ updates into the Secretary of State’s database. Filers will receive electronic confirmation when the Secretary of State’s Office approves the filing.


Most company types have an annual reporting requirement. Annual reports are important to keep the company record updated. Failure to file by the due date may result in monetary penalties as well as administrative dissolution or revocation, so this filing is very important. The requirements vary for different company types.

Corporation, Limited Partnerships, Voluntary Associations, and Business Trusts:

  • Report due from all active corporations, including nonprofits, limited partnerships, voluntary associations, and business trusts formed on or before December 31 of the previous year which have not applied for dissolution or withdrawal.
  • Due date is by end of business June 30th of each year.
  • Annual Report notification is mailed or emailed by Secretary of State in January each year. Blank forms will not be available on the website, as the office in encouraging the use of online filing. Therefore, customers will need to either file online or contact the office by email at business@wvsos.com or by telephone at 1-866-767-8683 to request an annual report form be sent to them.
  • Report requires update of officers, members, partners, directors, addresses & agent for service of process, and other information the Secretary of State deems necessary and important.
  • $25 fee, if received by due date, $125 if received after due date.
  • Administrative dissolution or revocation notice may be mailed for companies that fail to file.

Limited Liability Company

  • Report due from all LLCs formed on or before December 31st preceding report and not terminated or withdrawn.
  • Due date is by end of business June 30th of each year.
  • Annual Report notification is mailed or emailed by Secretary of State in January of each year.
    Blank forms will not be available on the website, as the office is encouraging the use of online filing. Therefore, customers will need to either file online or contact the office by email at business@wvsos.com or by telephone at 1-866-767-8683 to request an annual report form be sent to them.
  • Report requires update of managers or members authorized to sign filings, addresses & agent of process, and other information the Secretary of State deems necessary and important.
  • $25 fee, if received by due date, $125 if received after due date.
  • Administrative dissolution or revocation notice may be mailed for LLCs that fail to file.

Limited Liability Partnerships

  • Annual Notice due from all active West Virginia LLPs by end of business May 31st each year.
  • Notice requests update of partners authorized to sign filings, addresses & agent of process.
    $500 annual fee.
  • Administrative dissolution or revocation notice may be mailed for LLPs that fail to file.

Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations