Filing with the State vs Filing with Us

When filing a Delaware LLC or corporation, you have the option of doing it yourself or utilizing a professional document filing specialist like Harvard Business Services, Inc. to prepare and file all your official documents with the state of Delaware.

If you choose to file on your own, you will be required to pay the state filing fee ($109 for a corporation or $110 for an LLC) as well as hire a Delaware Registered Agent. If you are self-filing your company documents with Delaware, Harvard Business Services, Inc. will be happy to serve as your Registered Agent and you'll be glad to know we have the lowest Registered Agent Fee in the business.

When self-filing the LLC or corporation, you will be required to sign the document yourself, meaning your information will be on the public record. However, when Harvard Business Services, Inc. files your documents, your name does not have to appear on the public record.

The typical turnaround time when filing the company directly with the state of Delaware is one to four weeks, and you will have to either mail or fax your documents to the state of Delaware. When Harvard Business Services, Inc. files your documents, the typical turnaround time is one to three days. This is because we are connected directly online with the Delaware Division of Corporations database.

Since 1981, we have assisted more than 200,000 companies in preparing and filing all the necessary documents to start their businesses. When you file your LLC or corporation through Harvard Business Services, Inc., we guide you through the entire process, file your company electronically, answer all your questions and include the following items in our services:

  • $109/$110 Delaware state filing fee
  • Same-day electronic filing
  • Confidential filing
  • Preparation of articles
  • Preparation of Certificate of Formation
  • Preparation of Certificate of Incorporation
  • 12 full months of Registered Agent Fee
  • Free shipping and handling
  • Free lifetime customer support


If you would like Harvard Business Services, Inc. to form and file your company, please follow the link below:

File with HBS


If you wish to file the company on your own, directly through the state of Delaware, please follow the link below:

File with the state


Please note that Harvard Business Services, Inc. is not affiliated with the state of Delaware. However, we are under contract to directly access the database to form your company.

Since 1981, Harvard Business Services, Inc. has helped form 413,818 Delaware corporations and LLCs for people all over the world.

Registered Agent Service

Harvard Business Services, Inc. guarantees your annual Delaware Registered Agent Fee will remain fixed at $50 per company, per year, for the life of your company.