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How To File A South Carolina LLC Amendment

Step By Step Guide To South Carolina LLC Amendments

How to file a South Carolina LLC Amendment:

File two copies of the Amended Articles of Organization with the South Carolina Secretary of State, Division of Business Filings (SOS). The form is on the SOS website (see link below) or in your online account when you sign up for registered agent service with Northwest. You may type or print on the form in black ink.

Submit two copies of the amendment with the fee to the SOS by mail or in person. The South Carolina SOS accepts cash, personal checks, and money orders. The SOS does not accept debit or credit cards. Make checks payable to the Secretary of State’s Office.

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

Yes. You can file Restated Articles of Organization, Limited Liability Company with the SOS. If you are including a new amendment, you have to include an amendment form with the restatement. The filing fee is $10 if you are simply restating the articles. The filing fee is $110 if you include a new amendment in the restatement.

Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a South Carolina LLC amendment?

South Carolina LLC can file an amendment to its articles of organization to change the name or managers of the LLC.

How much does a South Carolina Limited Liability Company amendment cost?

There is a $110 filing fee for South Carolina LLC amended articles.

How long does it take the state to process a South Carolina Limited Liability Company amendment?

The South Carolina SOS usually processes amendments within two business days. If the SOS is busier than usual, it could take longer.

How will your LLC amendment be returned?

Filings that are submitted in duplicate with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, will be returned copy to the submitter by mail.

What state agency do you file an LLC amendment with?

South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office Attn: Business Filings Division 1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525 Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-2158

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

To change the South Carolina LLCs managers, you would file articles of amendment. Members are not required to be listed in the articles of organization.

Can you change the South Carolina registered agent on the amendment?

No. If you need to change the SC agent for service of process, file a Notice of Change of Designated Office or Agent for Service of Process, or Address of Agent – Limited Liability Company with the SOS.

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

You cannot change the LLCs principal/designated office in South Carolina by filing an amendment. You would file the Notice of Change of Designated Office or Agent for Service of Process, or Address of Agent – Limited Liability Company with the SOS. You can change the designated address in section 3 of the form.

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