How To Reinstate A Vermont LLC
Revive Or Reinstate A Vermont Limited Liability Company
It is easy to reinstate a Vermont LLC that was involuntarily terminated by the Vermont Secretary of State, Corporations Division (SOS). And if you reinstate your LLC right after the dissolution, it’s pretty cheap too. You can reinstate you Vermont LLC by submitting the missing annual reports and reinstatement fees to the Vermont SOS. You will have to contact the SOS to get the old annual reports because you cannot print or file them online when your LLC is not in active status.
Include a self addressed envelope so the SOS can send you a filing acknowledgement. The Vermont SOS requires original signatures on your documents so you have to mail documents or deliver them in person. You cannot submit them by fax or online. The Vermont SOS does not accept credit cards or cash. Submit a check for fees payable to Vermont Secretary of State.
Office of the Secretary of State
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1104
Phone: (802) 828-2386
How much will it cost to revive a Vermont LLC?
Fees for each annual report missed:
LLC annual report fee – $25
Reinstatement fee – $25
The total Vermont LLC reinstatement fees will depend on how many annual reports you have missed. If you have only missed one report, you will only have to pay the Vermont SOS $50 to reinstate your LLC.
How long does it take the state to process the filing?
The Vermont SOS processes mailed and walked-in documents in 3-5 business days. If you apply for reinstatement between January and April, processing may take longer due to annual report filings.
How long does your Vermont LLC have to be inactive with the state before you wouldn’t have any fees, and would just have to start over with a new Vermont LLC?
There is no time limit on reinstating a Vermont LLC. You can reinstate any time following the involuntary termination. The LLCs name will be protected for 5 years after the date the last annual report before termination was due. If you reinstate within that time, you can keep your LLCs same name. After 5 years have passed, you would have to do a name check to see if it is still available for use. If you want to start over with a new Vermont business entity instead of reinstating an involuntarily terminated LLC, you can do that at any time as well. However, if you want to use the same name, you would have to wait 5 years until the name becomes available again. If you contact the Vermont SOS to officially dissolve your old LLC, and then you file new articles of organization, you could use the old LLCs name for the new one you are forming. But dissolving your involuntarily terminated LLC and filing to form a new one may be more expensive than just reinstating your old LLC. You can call the Vermont SOS if you are not sure how many annual reports you missed and what fees you would have to pay to reinstate your LLC.
Can you change your Vermont LLC’s registered agent at the same time on the Vermont reinstatement?
There is no Vermont LLC reinstatement form. The only way to change your Vermont registered agent is to file the SOS change of agent form.
Can you change your principal address at the same time on the Vermont reinstatement form?
Vermont SOS doesn’t have a reinstatement form. Change principal address on an annual report filed at the time of reinstatement.
Can you change your members and/or managers at the same time on the Vermont reinstatement form?
There is no Vermont reinstatement form. Make those changes on an annual report filed at the time of reinstatement.