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How To File An Iowa Corporation Amendment


Step By Step Guide To Iowa Corporation Amendments

How to file an Iowa Corporation Amendment:

To make amendments to your Iowa articles of incorporation, submit amendments to the Iowa Secretary of State, Business Services (SOS). The document can be filed by mail, fax, or in person. Make checks for fees payable to the Secretary of State.

There is no SOS form available to amend a domestic corporation’s articles of incorporation. Draft an amendment that includes:

  • the name of the corporation.
  • the text of the amendment(s).
  • provisions for implementing amendments dealing with exchange, reclassification, or cancellation of shares.
  • whether the amendment was adopted by shareholder approval.

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

corporation in Iowa may restate the articles of incorporation any time without shareholder approval. If a restatement includes new amendments, it must be adopted and approved by shareholders.

Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with an Iowa corporation amendment?

There is no Iowa SOS form, so corporations can draft an articles of amendment for anything that is allowed to be in the articles of incorporation.

How much does an Iowa Corporation amendment cost?

There is a $50 filing fee to amend your Iowa articles of incorporation.

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

Usually Iowa SOS processes amendments in 1-2 days; right now it is about 2-3 days.

If you walk in your documents you can request to have them processed while you wait.

How will the Iowa corporation amendment be returned?

Once the SOS has processed your amendment, it is returned by mail. You can request that the SOS use another method if you provide payment.

What state agency do you file an amendment with?

File corporate amendments with the Iowa Secretary of State.

Secretary of State
Business Services Division
Lucas Building, 1st Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: (515) 281-5204
Fax: (515) 281-7142 or (515) 242-5953

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

You can change your Iowa Corporation’s officers or directors on the amendment.

Can you change the Iowa registered agent on the amendment?

Yes, you can change your registered agent in Iowa by filing an amendment.

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

You can change your principal address for your Iowa corporation by filing an amendment.


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