When an entity converts from one type of business structure to another type (ex: from a corporation to a limited liability company), conversion documents must be filed with Secretary of State accompanied by the required conversion filing fee.
Online filing is not available for conversions. The Secretary of State provides standardized forms to file certain types of conversions. These include the following:
Domestic WV Corporation to domestic WV Limited Liability Company Form
General Partnership or Limited Partnership to a Limited Liability Company (domestic and foreign) Form
Foreign Corporation to foreign Limited Liability Company
However, West Virginia Code does not permit all business structures to convert from one business structure to another in a single step. In these cases, the existing registered business must file:
Required dissolution, withdrawal or cancellation documents and pay the associated fee, and
File the new charter documents and pay the new business registration fee associated with that type of business structure.
Domestic WV Limited Liability Company to domestic WV Corporation
Domestic Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) to domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC)
If your business’s conversion does not match the examples above, contact the Business division for further assistance filing the conversion.
If we may be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us: 304.558.8000 toll free 866.767.8683 email: Business@wvsos.gov