How to file an amendment for an Arkansas Corporation with the Arkansas Secretary of State
Step by step guide to Arkansas Corporation amendments
How to file an Arkansas Corporation Amendment:
To amend your Arkansas articles of incorporation, file a Certificate of Amendment with the Arkansas Secretary of State, Business and Commercial Services (BCS). There are separate Arkansas corporation amendment forms for corporations under the old and new codes. Make sure you have the right form for your needs. The corporate amendment forms are in your online account immediately when you sign up with Northwest Registered Agent.
Certificate of Amendment (new code):
All you have to do is file one original with BCS. The filing fee will depend on whether any shares were exchanged.
Certificate of Amendment (old code):
You have to file at least one signed original with fees. A copy will be returned to you and you must file it in the office of the county clerk where your corporations office is located within 60 days of filing with the secretary of State.
You can also file corporation amendments on the BCS website (see link below) or you can mail or drop off the paper form. If you file online you can pay by credit card or electronic check. If you submit the paper form, include a check payable to the Arkansas Secretary of State.
Can you re-state the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?
Yes. You can restate your Arkansas articles of incorporation. The restatement may include a new amendment. If the new amendment requires shareholder approval, you have to do that before you can file the restatement. Just submit articles of restatement to BCS. Include the name of the corporation, text of the restated articles, the amendment and approval information, a statement that the restated articles supersede the original articles and all amendments.
The filing fee for restated and amended articles is $100.
Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with an Arkansas Corporation amendment?
You can change your Arkansas corporations officers, name, registered agent, and other information in the original articles of incorporation by filing an amendment.
How much does an Arkansas Corporation amendment cost?
New code, no shares exchanged-$50
New code, shares exchanged-$100
New code, no shares exchanged-$45
New code, shares exchanged-$90
How long does it take the state to process an Arkansas Corporation amendment?
By mail: within 2 days Online: 24 hours In person: while you wait
How will the Arkansas Corporation amendment be returned?
Regardless of how the amendment was submitted, BCS will return a file stamped original to the submitter by mail.
What state agency do you file an amendment with?
Submit your corporation amendment to:
Arkansas Secretary of State
Business and Commercial Services
Little Rock, AR 72201-1094
1401 West Capital Ave., Ste. 250
Little Rock, AR 72201
Can you change the Arkansas Corporation officers or directors on an amendment?
You can just change your Arkansas corporations officers when you file the annual franchise tax report. If you need to change your officers after you have filed the annual tax report, then you file an amendment to change your officers.
Can you change the Arkansas registered agent on the amendment?
Yes. You can change your Arkansas registered agent by amending your articles of incorporation.
Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on an Corporation amendment?
Yes, the principal address would be in your articles of incorporation and you can change that information by filing an amendment.
Arkansas BCS forms
Arkansas BCS online filing