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How To File An Illinois Corporation Amendment


Step By Step Guide To Illinois Corporation Amendments

How to file an Illinois Corporation Amendment:

You amend the articles of your Illinois Corporation by submitting in duplicate the BCA 10.30, Articles of Amendment form by mail or in person along with the filing fee to the Illinois Secretary of State. If you are a domestic corporation in good standing and the only amendment you need is a name change to your business, you can file it online at the link found below.

Can you re-state the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?


Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with an Illinois Corporation amendment?

You may change your corporate name, your corporate purpose, reclassify your shares or change the paid-in capital of your corporation in Articles of Amendment. If your amendment increases the paid-in capital of your corporation, you will be required to pay all franchise tax before the amendment is accepted for filing. Call Business Services at (217) 785-5782 for assistance calculating franchise tax.

How much does an Illinois Corporation amendment cost?

To amend articles for your corporation in Illinois, there is a $50 filing fee required. You may request expedited processing if you walk the amendment into the Springfield or Chicago offices for an additional $100. Online filing of the Illinois corporation amendment (name change only) costs $153.75.

How long does it take the state to process an Illinois Corporation amendment?

Normal processing:  Seven to ten days.
Expedited processing:  24 hours.
Online filing:  24 hours.

How will the Illinois Corporation amendment be returned?

Illinois will mail you a receipt confirming that your amendment was processed along with the stamped duplicate.

What state agency do you file an amendment with?

Department of Business Services
Michael J. Howlett Building
501 S. Second St., Rm 328
Springfield, IL 62756

(217) 782-6961, or

Illinois Secretary of State
69 W. Washington, Suite 1240
Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 793-3380

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

You can change directors on an amendment.

Can you change the Illinois registered agent on the amendment?

No, you cannot change your Illinois registered agent this way.

Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on an Corporation amendment?

Illinois only wants to know the address of your registered agent, incorporators and directors.

Illinois online filing link:

Cyberdrive Illinois Corporate Amendment E-filing webpage

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