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How To File An Amendment For An Iowa LLC

Step By Step Guide To Iowa LLC Amendments

How to file an Iowa LLC Amendment:

Submit amendments to the Iowa Secretary of State, Business Services Division (SOS). Iowa SOS does not provide a form for amendments to the articles of organization. You can draft your own amendments to the articles. The amendment must include the name of the company, date of filing of the certificate of organization, and changes to be made.

You may file amendments by mail, fax, or in person. Make checks for fees payable to the Secretary of State.

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

You may restate your domestic LLC’s Iowa Certificate of Organization. You just deliver a statement that includes all of the elements of an amendment (listed above) as well as:

  • A designation in the heading that the document is a restatement.
  • The company’s former names.
  • Any changes that the restatement makes to the certificate.

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

There is no Iowa SOS form, so LLCs can draft an amendment for anything that is allowed to be in the Certificate of Organization.

How much does an Iowa Limited Liability Company amendment cost?

There is a $50 filing fee to amend your domestic Iowa LLC Certificate of Organization.

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

Usually processing takes 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 LLC amendment be returned?

Once your articles of amendment are processed, the document 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 LLC 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 LLC members or managers on an amendment?

Yes, you can change your Iowa LLC’s members or managers by filing an amendment.

Can you change the Iowa registered agent on the amendment?

Yes, you can change your Iowa registered agent on the amendment.

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

Yes, you can change the principal office/mailing address by filing an amendment to your Certificate of Organization.

Resources:

http://www.sos.state.ia.us/business/corpfee.html#DLLC489

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