LLC Articles Of Amendment
An amendment to your LLC Articles of Organization is filed when you need to update, add to, or otherwise change the original content of your articles. While amendments aren’t required for every content change in every state, they’re a relatively common filing. We offer a fill-in-the-blank template for LLC Articles of Amendment that’s free for individual use.
How do I update my LLC record with the state?
If there’s a change or addition to any of the information in your Articles of Organization, you’ll need to update your record with the state. However, this doesn’t always require an amendment. You can make a change to your state LLC records in a number of ways:
File Articles of Amendment
Restate your Articles of Organization
Make the change when you file your annual report
The laws of your particular state—and the specific change you’re making—will determine whether or not an amendment is required.
When should I amend my LLC Articles of Organization?
Changing your LLC’s duration, purpose or name? You’ll nearly always need to file an amendment (unless you’re in one of the few odd states like Oregon, which requires restated articles for name changes).
Changing other content, such as registered agent, principal address, or member/manager information? The requirements vary widely state to state. To give you an idea, Georgia doesn’t require an amendment for any of these changes—updates are made on the annual registration form instead.
In some states there’s more than one option. For instance, you can make a change via amendment OR with another form. This sounds annoying, but it can save you money if you’re savvy. Say you’re making lots of changes—you may be able to file a single amendment instead of 5 different forms. Or, if you’re filing a single, simple change, you can avoid forking over steep amendment fees. For instance, Maryland charges $100 for an amendment but only $25 to file a Change of Principal Office form.
So how do you know what you should do? For state-by-state amendment requirements, visit our Guide to Amending Articles of Organization page and select your state.
What should an amendment to Articles of Organization include?
LLC amendments don’t need to be complicated. Our LLC Articles of Organization template includes the following key information:
LLC name and state
Date of amendment
Article number being amended
Statement that the article cited is being amended
Statement that other sections of the articles remain in full force and effect
Member names and signatures