How to File a Colorado LLC Amendment
If you want to update your business name or certain other information on your Colorado LLC’s Articles of Organization, you can do that by filing Articles of Amendment with the Colorado Secretary of State. Filing Articles of Amendment only costs $25, but it won’t allow you to change all your LLC’s information. We’ll show you what you can and can not do with Colorado LLC Articles of Amendment in this guide, along with how you can make changes to the rest of your Articles of Organization.
In this article, we’ll cover:
- Amending Colorado LLC Articles of Organization
- Colorado LLC Articles of Amendment Form Information
- Filing a Colorado LLC Articles of Amendment Form
Amending Articles of Organization for a Colorado LLC
A Colorado LLC is formed by filing Articles of Organization to register information about your company with the Colorado Secretary of State. As your LLC grows, state records about your business may need to be updated to stay compliant with state laws. Some changes to Articles of Organization—particularly changes to the LLC’s name and any extra provisions—can be made by filing Articles of Amendment on the Colorado Secretary of State’s online filing system. The Secretary of State provides a checklist for filing Articles of Amendment online.
When should I file Colorado LLC Articles of Amendment?
Your Colorado LLC can file Articles of Amendment to update its registered name, or to add, update or remove any optional provisions previously attached to the Articles. Optional provisions in Colorado can include things like the LLC’s purpose, member names or addresses, or the length of time that the LLC will be in existence. That said, because any information provided on Articles of Organization becomes part of the public record, attaching optional provisions with sensitive data is relatively uncommon.
You can’t use Articles of Amendment to change your principal business address or your Colorado registered agent. Those alterations must be made on your LLC’s Colorado Periodic Report or on Statement of Change forms.
How do I update my Articles of Organization with a Statement of Change?
You can update your LLC’s primary address by filing a Statement of Change – Changing the Principal Office Address, or modify your listed registered agent with a Statement of Change – Changing the Registered Agent Information. These forms, like Articles of Amendment, can only be filed through the Colorado Secretary of State’s online business portal. Each statement costs $10 to file and can be done at any time.
How do I update my Articles of Organization with a Periodic Report?
If you’re willing to wait (or if the time is right) you can update both your principal address and registered agent information at the same time by changing the information on your LLC’s Colorado Periodic Report. You can make these changes at any point during the three month period that starts on the first day of your LLC’s anniversary month. You’ll still have to pay $10 to file the report, but you’ll save a little money by not filing more than one statement.
Can I restate my initial articles instead of filing Articles of Amendment?
Colorado LLCs do not have the option of simply restating their initial Articles of Organization instead of filing amendments. However, you can file an Amended and Restated Articles of Organization form to amend and restate your articles simultaneously. This online filing costs $25.
Do I file an amendment if my Articles of Organization has an error?
No, if an error made it into your LLC’s Articles of Organization, you shouldn’t file an Articles of Amendment. You’ll want to file a Statement of Correction form instead. There are separate online correction forms for your LLC’s entity name, principal office, attachments and registered agent, all of which cost $10 to file.
There are also paper forms for corrections to effective dates, for filing the wrong kind of entity by mistake, or to revoke a filed document, which carry much steeper $150 fees.
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Colorado LLC Articles of Amendment Form Information
You’ll need to include the following information on your Colorado LLC’s Articles of Amendment online form:
- Entity name: If applicable, list the new name you will be giving your LLC. The same naming rules and restrictions apply as when you filed Articles of Organization the first time around.
- Attachments: Attach the amendment or amendments to be adopted, updated or removed. You can include up to 5 attachments.
- Effective date: Usually left blank to take effect immediately upon payment, you can also delay the implementation of your Articles of Amendment up to 90 days from filing.
- Name and address of persons causing the amendment filing: This is the person or people who would be signing the Articles of Amendment form if a signature was necessary—usually whoever fills out the form.
- Notifications: Choose if you want to receive email or text notifications for your LLC.
File a Colorado Articles of Amendment Form
Colorado LLC Articles of Amendment can only be filed through the Colorado Secretary of State’s online filing system. There is no option to file by mail or in person.
How much do Colorado Articles of Amendment cost?
There is a $25 fee to file Colorado Articles of Amendment.
How long does it take Colorado to process Articles of Amendment?
Articles of Amendment are processed in real time, and are ready as soon as you provide payment for the filing. You’ll see a confirmation page after successfully filing your Articles of Amendment.