How to file a Wisconsin LLC Amendment:
To make amendments to your Wisconsin LLC’s articles of organization, provide Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Form 504, Articles of Amendment – Limited Liability Company. The form is optional; you may draft your own Articles of Amendment. Articles of amendment are available on the DFI website or in your online account immediately, when you sign up for Wisconsin registered agent service with Northwest.
Make sure you include the original amendment and one exact copy. The articles can be filed by mail, by commercial delivery, or in person. Include a check for the filing fee payable to the “Department of Financial Institutions.”
Can you re-state the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?
Restated Articles of Organization may be filed with DFI. There is a mention of "restated" articles in the Wisconsin LLC statute, but it was inadvertent. Since it is mentioned, Wisconsin DFI is required to file restated articles when submitted.
So, if you do file restated Articles with DFI, those articles could include the amendment(s). It would not be necessary to file a separate amendment.
Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a Wisconsin LLC amendment?
Amendments may update provisions that are currently included in the articles of organization. You can use the LLC articles of amendment to change your LLC name.
How much does a Wisconsin Limited Liability Company amendment cost?
There is a $40 filing fee to amend your Wisconsin articles of organization.
There is an additional $25 fee for expedited processing of Articles of Amendment.
How long does it take the state to process a Wisconsin Limited Liability Company amendment?
Normal DFI processing takes approximately 5 business days.
Expedited Processing in Wisconsin is completed by the close of the next business day. To expedite document processing make sure you mark documents “for expedited processing” and include the fee.
How will the LLC amendment be returned?
The way documents are returned will depend on how you file and the information you provide to DFI.
If you submit a document on the DFI paper form, the filed-stamped copy is mailed to the person/firm listed in the return box on the back page of the form.
If you draft your document and submit it with a cover letter, DFI will mail the filed-stamped copy to the author of the letter.
What state agency do you file an amendment with?
File amendments with Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions: Division of Corporate and Consumer Services (DFI).
Submit Articles of Amendment to:
Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Corporate and Consumer Services
PO Box 7846
Madison WI 53707
Express Mail Address:
345 W. Washington Avenue 3rd Floor
Madison WI 53703
Can you change the Wisconsin LLC members or managers on an amendment?
No. Articles of Amendment cannot be filed to add or remove members, managers or owners of the limited liability company. Member and manager information should be in the company's operating agreement, not the Articles of Organization. The operating agreement is not filed with the Department of Financial Institutions. Since LLC members are not on record with the DFI, they cannot be identified in Articles of Organization or any amending Articles.
Can you change the Wisconsin registered agent on the amendment?
Yes, domestic LLCs may change the Wisconsin registered agent on the amendment if one is currently listed in the articles. You can also change your registered agent by filing the change of agent form, filing the annual report, or online.
Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on an LLC amendment?
No, change your Wisconsin LLC’s principal address in your annual report.