Once a Washington LLC has been created, the Washington Secretary of State will require certain recurring responsibilities and duties. The most important of these are explained below. For further information, refer to the Washington Secretary of State office.


Each limited liability company shall keep the following records open to inspection at its office:

  • A current and a past list, setting forth the full name and last known mailing address of each member and manager, if any
  • A copy of its certificate of formation and all amendments
  • A copy of its current LLC agreement and all amendments thereto, and a copy of any prior agreements no longer in effect
  • Unless contained in its certificate of formation or limited liability company agreement, a written statement of:
    • The amount of cash and a description of the agreed value of the other property or services contributed by each member (including that member’s predecessors in interest), and which each member has agreed to contribute;
    • The times at which or events on the happening of which any additional contributions agreed to be made by each member are to be made; and
    • Any right of any member to receive distributions which include a return of all or any part of the member’s contribution
  • A copy of the limited liability company’s federal, state, and local tax returns and reports, if any, for the three most recent years
  • A copy of any financial statements of the limited liability company for the three most recent years