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How To File A Tennessee LLC Amendment

Step By Step Guide To Tennessee LLC Amendments

How to file a Tennessee LLC Amendment:

File an original form SS-4247, Articles of Amendment to Articles of Organization (LLC)with the Tennessee Department of State, Division of Business Services (DBS). The DBS amendment form is in your online account when you sign up for registered agent service and is available on the DBS website. You are not required to use the DBS forms; you may draft your own LLC articles of amendment. The Department of State accepts checks, cashier’s checks, money orders etc., payable to the “Tennessee Secretary of State.”

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

Yes, an LLC can restate its articles of organization.  If the restatement includes a new amendment, you file Amended and Restated Articles of Organization. There is a $20 filing fee.

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

You can change the name of your Tennessee LLC in section 1 of the articles of amendment.

How much does a Tennessee Limited Liability Company amendment cost?

There is a $20 filing fee to amend your Tennessee LLCs Articles of Organization.

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

If you mail your documents, they are processed in 3-5 business days. If you deliver documents in person DBS will process them while you wait. Tennessee DBS does not offer expedited processing.

How will the LLC amendment be returned?

After DBS accepts the articles of amendment, they stamp and mark them “Filed.” DBS stores an image of the articles and returns the original with an acknowledgement letter.

What state agency do you file an amendment with?

File your LLC amendments with the Tennessee Department State, Division of Business Services.
Submit documents by mail or in person:

Department of State
Division of Business Services
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-2286

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

You can’t change your Tennessee LLC’s members or managers by filing an amendment. But you can change members or managers in your annual report.

Can you change the Tennessee registered agent on the amendment?

Yes, you can change your Tennessee registered agent in section 2 of the articles of amendment.

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

Yes, you can change your principal address in section 2 of the articles. But you can’t change the mailing address on the amendment. You would contact DBS by mail, e-mail, or in person to change the business’s mailing address.

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