Step by step guide to New York LLC amendments
How to file a New York LLC Amendment:
To make amendments to your New York Limited Liability Company, you must provide the completed Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Organization form to the New York Department of State by mail, fax or in person along with the filing fee. Amendment forms are available on the Department of State website or in your online account when you sign up with Northwest. The New York Department of State does not require original signatures.
The New York Department of State accepts cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Don’t send cash if you submit by mail. Checks should be payable to “Department of State.” If you pay by credit or debit card, include a Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form. Faxed documents must include credit or debit card authorization.
If you request expedited service, you must include separate payment. Include an additional check or money order. If you pay by credit card, indicate the level of service requested in the space provided on the Credit Card/Debit Card Authorization Form.
Can you re-state the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?
Yes. If you wish to restate the initial articles you must use the title, "Restated Articles of Organization of (LLCs name) under section 214 of the Limited Liability Company Law.” There is no form provided by the New York Department of State for this purpose. Just draft the restated articles according to New York Limited Liability Company Law Section 214. The filing fee for restated articles is $60.
Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a New York LLC amendment?
You can make changes to the LLCs name, as well as any amendments to specific paragraphs from the original articles directly on the form.
If you file a Certificate of Change instead of a Certificate of Amendment, you can change your LLCs registered agent and office and/or it principal address for just $30.
How much does a New York Limited Liability Company amendment cost?
To amend your LLC in New York, there is a $60 filing fee required.
For 24 hour expedited processing there is an additional $25 fee.
How long does it take the state to process a New York Limited Liability Company amendment?
Normal processing time for documents filed by mail, fax or in person is seven business days.
Requests for 24 hour expedited processing may be submitted between 9 and 4.
How will the LLC amendment be returned?
You will receive confirmation of the filing by mail, only if specifically requested, and upon paying the $5 uncertified copy of filed document fee.
What state agency do you file an amendment with?
New York State Department of State
Can you change the New York LLC members or managers on an amendment?
Yes, you can change your members/managers on an amendment. However, New York LLCs are not required to report this information to the New York Department of State. Member and manager information is considered an internal record maintained by the LLC.
A Biennial Statement Amendment form may also be used to amend the name and address of a business’s members/managers and/or the address of the company’s principal executive office. The form for filing a Biennial Statement Amendment is provided by the Department of State. You are required to use the Biennial Statement Amendment form provided by the Department of State. The filing fee for filing this form is $9.
Can you change the New York registered agent on the amendment?
Yes. If this is your only change, it is cheaper to use the Certificate of Change form to update your registered agent information.
Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on an LLC amendment?
Yes. If this is your only change, you may use the Certificate of Change form to change your principal office address and/or the mailing address information for less money.
NY Department of State LLC forms:
Northwest Registered Agent, LLC.
Albany, NY 12207