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How To File An Amendment For An Illinois LLC

Step By Step Guide To Illinois LLC Amendments

How to file an Illinois LLC Amendment:

To make amendments to the organization of your limited liability company in Illinois, you file in duplicate the LLC-5.25, Articles of Amendment form with the Secretary of State by mail or in person with the filing fee. You have the additional option of filing LLC Amendments online in Illinois, but only if the amendment is just a name change. Find the link below.

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

No. You need to use the Restated Articles of Organization form for that.

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

An Illinois Limited Liability Company may amend any original article of organization except changing registered agent.

How much does an Illinois Limited Liability Company amendment cost?

To amend your LLC’s articles of organization in Illinois, there is a $50 filing fee. You may personally walk in an expedited request in either the Springfield or Chicago offices for an additional $100.

How long does it take the state to process an Illinois Limited Liability Company amendment?

Normal processing:  7 to 10 days.
Expedited processing:  24 hours.
Online filing:  24 hours.

How will your Illinois LLC amendment be returned?

A receipt of your processed Illinois LLC amendment will be returned to you by mail along with the stamped duplicate if you furnished one to the State.

What state agency do you file an amendment with?

Department of Business Services
Limited Liability Division
501 S. Second St., Rm 351
Springfield, IL 62756

(217) 524-8008, or

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

(312) 793-3380

Can you change the Illinois LLC members or managers on an amendment?

Yes you may, but it is not required to report member/managers in Illinois.

Can you change the Illinois registered agent on the amendment?

No you cannot amend articles to change your agent. In order to change your Illinois registered agent, use the State of Change of Registered Agent form.

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


Illinois Online Amendment filing link:


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