Change California LLC Name or Management Structure
Do not amend the Articles of Organization to change the names or addresses of a limited liability company’s members, managers, its registered agent or to update the company’s address. Use the Statement of Information (Form LLC-12) instead.
Amendments are effective the date the LLC-2 Form is filed with the Secretary of State. The certificate of amendment form can be filed via mail or by personal delivery. It costs an additional $15 public counter handling fee to deliver the filing personally. Secretary of State processing times for either method of filing is usually about the same. Sometimes “over-the-counter” registrations get processed 1-2 days quicker.
If you really need the certificate of amendment back from the State faster than 1-2 weeks, you can pay $350.00 for a 24 hour expedited review. The Secretary of State will review and either approve or reject the filing within 24 hours. This fee is non-refundable. In the event of rejection, it costs another $350 to resubmit the filing for expedited processing.
You can conduct a free name check by searching the Secretary of State’s website. To be sure there are no obscure conflicts which may result in a rejection, the Secretary of State offers an Official Name Availability and Reservation service by telephone. We can do this for you and obtain confirmation in minutes. Since it’s done telephonically, there’s no waiting for a response that delays filing the Amendment to Articles of Organization.
California Articles of Organization Amendment Service
Use our form to make changes to a California Limited Liability Company. You can change the LLC’s name and management structure, or amend the Articles of Organization text and attachments. It only takes a few moments and prices are as low as $85. Official name reservation, Expedited 24 hour turn-around time and Rush (priority) filing options are all available. dismiss
References and Resources
- Priority Telephone Service for official name availability check and limited liability company name reservation.
- Where do I file a Certificate of Amendment?
California Secretary of State Document Filing Support Unit
Mailing address: P.O. Box 944228, Sacramento, CA 94244-2300
Physical address: 1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 657-5448
- Secretary of State Processing Times
- Same Day, 4-Hour and 24-Hour Expedited Filing Services
- California LLC Name Change Form LLC-2 Certificate of Amendment to change
•LLC Name •Management Structure •Text within or attachments to Articles of Organization
- California Secretary of State’s online Statement of Information form to change
•LLC address •Registered Agent •Members and Managers
- Form LLC-2 Amendment to Articles of Organization Filing Tips