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How To File A Rhode Island LLC Amendment

Step By Step Guide To Rhode Island LLC Amendments

How to file a Rhode Island LLC Amendment:

A Rhode Island LLC must be in good standing with the Rhode Island Secretary of State (SOS) to file an amendment. You can file Rhode Island LLC amendments by submitting a paper form or online.

Paper form:
You can amend your Rhode Island LLC by filing Articles of Amendment to Articles of Organization with the Rhode Island SOS. You can download the form on the SOS website. Fill out the amendment form and submit it to SOS by mail or in person. You do not need original signatures on your amendment. Make checks payable to Rhode Island Secretary of State.

Online:
You can also file an amendment online. Visit the SOS Business Services website. You can choose to “File Corporate Forms” and then “File Online by Credit Card.” You will have to enter your SOS Customer Identification Number and PIN to log on. If you do not know your LLC’s login information, you can email the SOS at corp_pin@sos.ri.gov to find out. Then you can choose to amend your articles of organization. If you file online, you will need to enter your credit card information.

Can you restate the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?

You can restate the articles, but they can’t include a new amendment. The filing fee for restated articles of organization is $50.

Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a Rhode Island LLC amendment?

You can file articles of amendment to change your Rhode Island LLC name, managers, structure, and/or duration.

How much does a Rhode Island Limited Liability Company amendment cost?

There is a $50 filing fee required to amend your articles of organization in Rhode Island. This fee applies to the paper form and the online filing system.

How long does it take the state to process a Rhode Island Limited Liability Company amendment?

Documents filed by mail are processed in 7-10 business days.

Documents submitted in person before 4 pm are processed the same day.

How will your Rhode Island LLC amendment be returned?

Rhode Island SOS does not return the amendment to you. They make a certificate available online so you can download and print it from the website (see link below).

What state agency do you file an LLC amendment with?

Corporations Division
Office of the Secretary of State
148 W. River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615
Phone: (401) 222-3040
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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

You can file an amendment to change your Rhode Island LLC’s members and managers. But since you aren’t required to report changes to your members or managers between annual reports, you don’t have to file an amendment. You can just file an amended annual report (no fee) or you can wait until your next annual report is due.

Can you change the Rhode Island resident agent on the amendment?

You can’t change your resident agent in Rhode Island by filing an amendment or on your next Rhode Island annual report. You have to file the change of agent form or make the change online.

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

You can change your principal address by filing an amendment to your Articles of Organization.

You can also change your principal or mailing address on your LLC’s annual report.

Rhode Island Secretary of State – Forms:

http://sos.ri.gov/business/filings/corporateforms/

Rhode Island Secretary of State Filed Documents:

http://ucc.state.ri.us/CorpSearch/CorpSearchInput.asp

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