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How To File A Vermont Corporation Amendment


Step By Step Guide To Vermont Corporation Amendments

How to file a Vermont Corporation Amendment:

The Vermont corporation amendment form is in your client account immediately when you sign up for registered agent services with Northwest.  File the form, Articles of Amendment: Vermont Profit Corporation, with the Vermont Secretary of State, Corporations Division (SOS). The Vermont SOS provides forms, but they do not require you to use them. You may to draft your own corporate articles of amendment. File the articles with the Vermont SOS, in duplicate, and include a self addressed envelope. The Vermont SOS requires original signatures so you have to mail or personally deliver the forms and fee to the SOS.

The Vermont SOS does not take cash or credit cards so include a check payable to the Vermont Secretary of State.

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

Yes. A Vermont corporation can file restated articles of incorporation. If the restatement includes a new amendment that would require shareholder approval, the restatement must be adopted just as an amendment would be. Just file the restated articles with the Vermont SOS and they will return an endorsed copy to you.

There is a $25 filing fee to restate your Vermont articles of incorporation.

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

You can change your Vermont corporation name by filing articles of amendment. You can also provide for an exchange, reclassification, or cancellation of shares on an amendment.

How much does a Vermont Corporation amendment cost?

There is a $25 filing fee to amend your Vermont articles of incorporation.

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

The Vermont SOS processes mailed and walked-in amendments in 3-5 business days.
Processing can take longer between January and April when the Vermont SOS is busy processing annual reports.

How will the Vermont Corporation amendment be returned?

Once it is filed, the Vermont Secretary of State will mail you an endorsed copy of the corporate articles of amendment.

What state agency do you file an amendment with?

Office of the Secretary of State
Corporations Division
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1104
(802) 828-2386
M-F, 7:45-4:30

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

No. The Vermont SOS does not require you to report changes to officers and directors until you file the annual report. That is when the SOS would like you to record any changes.

Can you change the Vermont registered agent on the amendment?

No. You cannot change your Vermont registered agent by filing an amendment. You would have to file a Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agentform.

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

No. You cannot change your principal address by filing an amendment. Just submit the change, in writing, to the Vermont SOS. You may also update that the principal address when you file the corporations annual report.

Vermont Secretary of State – Forms:

The forms for specific Vermont business filings can be requested using the Vermont SOS Business Services Division Online Form Request.

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