Amending an LLC: Overview

Amending an LLC: Overview

Sometimes you may need to make changes to your limited liability company. These changes are called amendments. Some amendments have to be recorded with the secretary of state by filing official paperwork. Each state has its own requirements for LLC amendments, but generally changes that revise your articles of organization (or other organizing document) likely need to be recorded with the secretary of state. These can sometimes include: 

  • Changes in ownership or management;
  • Change of address;
  • Changes in the company's industry, or purpose of the business;
  • Changes in the LLC's name, and;
  • Changing the registered agent.

Some of these changes may require written consent of your company’s members, as well as an amendment to your company’s operating agreement. Changes that only affect how a company is governed, such as a change in the members' voting structure, responsibilities, or business operations aren't usually recorded with the secretary of state. You should always refer to your company’s operating agreement to understand how changes can be made to your entity.