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How To File An Amendment For A Delaware Corporation


Step By Step Guide To Delaware Corporation Amendments

How to file a Delaware Corporation Amendment:

To make amendments to your Delaware Stock Corporation, you submit the completed State of Delaware Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation form to the Department of State by mail, fax or in person, along with the filing fee and the Filing Cover Memo. Non-stock corporations use a separate amendment form.

If you are amending more than one article, you may attach a list of the articles being amended with the amendments stated.

Can you restate the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?

Yes. The filing fee for a restated certificate is $194 without amendments. If you wish to re-state the initial articles you must draft your own restated articles. There is no form available for restated articles.

Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a Delaware Corporation amendment?

You can amend articles (or in Delaware’s case, your “Certificate of Incorporation”) as desired; however, if you wish to change your original registered agent, you are required to use the Statement of Agent Change form.

How much does a Delaware Corporation amendment cost?

To amend your corporation in Delaware, there is a $194 filing fee required. You may request expedited processing for an additional $1000 for one-hour service, $500 for two-hour service, $200 for same day service, or within 24 working hours for an additional $100 fee.

How long does it take the state to process a Delaware Corporation amendment?

Normal processing in Delaware is approximately two to three weeks. You may request expedited service with processing from 24 hours to one hour.

How will the corporation amendment be returned?

You will receive a confirmation copy of your filing by the return service method that you indicate on your Filing Cover Memo.

What state agency do you file an amendment with?

Delaware Department of State
Division of Corporations
John G. Townsend Building
401 Federal Street – Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302)739-3073
Fax: (302)739-3812

Can you change the Delaware Corporation officers or directors on an amendment?

You do not list corporate officers on a Delaware Certificate of Incorporation. You may change your officers on your annual report that you file online every year prior to March 1st.

Can you change the Delaware registered agent on the amendment?

You are not able to change your Delaware registered agent on the Amendment form. You will need to provide the completed Certificate of Change of Agent form and fee, to the Department of State.

Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on a corporation amendment?

The Delaware Department of State does not keep principal office or mailing address information on file.

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