How To File An Amendment For A District Of Columbia LLC
Step By Step Guide To District Of Columbia LLC Amendments
How to file a District of Columbia LLC Amendment:
To make amendments to your Washington DC limited liability company’s articles of organization, submit Form DLC-2, Articles of Amendment for a Domestic LLC to the District of Columbia Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (DCRA). The District of Columbia DCRA will return a copy of the LLC amendments if you file in duplicate. You don’t have to use the DCRA form; you can draft your own amendment. Documents filed with the DCRA must be typed, not handwritten. LLC amendments are not required to have original signatures. For expedited processing, include Form EX-1, Expedited Service Action. You can file amendments with DCRA in person or by mail.
The DCRA accepts cash, money order, check, or Visa/MasterCard payments. Make checks payable to “D.C. Treasurer.”
Can you re-state the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?
You can restate your LLCs articles of organization. The restatement may include changes to the articles. File form DLC-3, Restated Certificate of Organization for Domestic Limited Liability Company with the DCRA. The restatement filing fee is $220.
Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a District of Columbia LLC amendment?
You can change the name of the Washington DC LLC by amending the articles of organization.
You may not change the organizers, registered agent, managers, members, or business address by filing articles of amendment.
How much does a District of Columbia Limited Liability Company amendment cost?
The filing fee for Washington DC LLC articles of amendment is $220.
You can pay an additional $50 expedite fee to have the form processed in three days. You can have the document processed in one day if you pay a $100 expedite fee.
How long does it take the DCRA to process a District of Columbia Limited Liability Company amendment?
It takes the DCRA 15 business days to process documents once they receive them. Mailed documents can take awhile to get there since mail is routed through Maryland for payment processing first. You can overnight documents, but there is no difference in DCRA processing time.
If you include an Expedited Service Action Form, you can have your document filed within three days or in one day. If you walk in documents, you have to pay the same day or three day expedite fee. If you pay the same day fee, the corporations division will process your documents while you wait.
How will your LLC amendment be returned?
If you mail your amendment, the DCRA will return a file-stamped copy to the return address you provide.
If you submitted an expedite service form, you can request your to have your documents returned by mail, email, or pick up.
What District of Columbia agency do you file an LLC amendment with?
File the amendment with the Washington DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Corporations Division.
Business Licensing Center
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Mail – USPS:
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 92300
Washington, DC 20090
Mail – Non USPS:
Wells Fargo Bank
7175 Columbia Gateway Drive
Lockbox # 92300
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: (202) 442-4400
Fax: (202) 442-9445
Can you change the District of Columbia LLC members or managers on an amendment?
No. You can’t change LLCs members or managers by filing an amendment.
You can list the LLCs members and managers on the biennial report. If you need to change information between reports, you can file an amended 2-year report.
Can you change the District of Columbia registered agent on the amendment?
You can’t change your DC registered agent by filing an amendment with the DCRA. You can only change the registered by filing the change of agent form.
Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on an LLC amendment?
No. You can’t change the LLCs principal office address by filing an amendment.