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How To File An Amendment For A Hawaii Corporation


Step By Step Guide To Hawaii Corporation Amendments

How to file a Hawaii Corporation Amendment:

To make amendments to your Hawaii corporation, you provide Form DC-3, Hawaii Articles of Amendment to the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce, Business Registration Division (BREG).

The articles of amendment can be filed by mail, fax, or in person. You may mail in the form with a check or by walk-in with check or credit card. To file by fax, the documents must include legible signatures, the amount of the charge, the sender’s credit card and contact information, and must specify regular or expedited review.

Make checks payable to Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

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

Form DC-4, Hawaii Restated Articles of Incorporation, allows you to supersede the previous articles and amendments, but The Restated Articles of Incorporation cannot contain any new amendments. The Restated Articles of Incorporation can only contain the corresponding articles as previously amended. There is a $25 filing fee.

If you want to submit an amendment and restate articles of incorporation, use Form DC-5, The Hawaii Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation for $25.

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

To change the name of your Hawaii Corporation, use Form DC-2, Hawaii Articles of Amendment to Change Corporate Name.

How much does a Hawaii Corporation amendment cost?

To amend your corporation in Hawaii, there is a $25 filing fee required.
Expedited processing costs an additional $25.

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

Normal Processing: approximately five business days.
Expedited Processing: one to three business days.

How will the corporation amendment be returned?

You can request that your amendment be returned by mail, fax, pick-up, or email.

What state agency do you file an amendment with?

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division

King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, Rm 201
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

P.O. Box 40
Honolulu, Hawaii 96810

Phone: (808) 586-2727
Fax Filing: (808) 586-2733

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

No, but you can change your Hawaii Corporation’s officers or directors on the annual report.

Can you change the Hawaii registered agent on the amendment?

No, but you can change your registered agent in Hawaii by completing and filing Form X-7 Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Entitywith the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division or in your annual report

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

No. You can change your principal address in your annual report or by filing a Change of Address Form with the BREG. The form is in your account when you sign up for Hawaii registered agent service.

BREG home:

Hawaii Business Registration website

BREG forms:

List of Hawaii Business Forms


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