Change Colorado registered agent
You can change a registered agent by informing the Secretary of State online via a Statement of Change. Learn how to do this step by step.
Who are they?
Agent for service of process
Also known as a registered agent, resident agent, statutory agent, etc in various states. These agents are physically located in the state where business entities operate. They receive important legal documents on behalf of the business entity.
Receive service of process
Their primary task is to receive tax forms, judicial notices, and other legal documents during business hours, 5 days a week.
For all business entities
Most business entities including LLCs, corporations, and partnerships require these agents in every state they operate in.
Not PO boxes
Agents must have a physical street address in the state. Not just PO boxes.
Details are public
The address and contact details of these agents are made public by the Secretary of State.
How to change a registered agent in Colorado?
Check the steps below:
1. Find a new registered agent
Before you plan to change your existing registered agent, make sure to find an alternative registered agent in the state.
If you are physically located in the state, you can be a registered agent for your own LLC. But paying a service provider to become a registered agent will give you much-needed peace of mind.
You can also find a new registered agent through the state's business entity search tool.
2. Inform existing registered agent
You may inform your existing registered agent about your decision to replace them.
3. Inform the State
To change the registered agent for an LLC in Colorado, file the form 'Statement of Change Changing the Registered Agent Information' online with the Secretary of State.
Alternatively, you can also change the registered agent by filing your periodic report if you are within the 3-month filing period of the report. This is simpler than filing a 'Statement of Change Changing Registered Agent Information' form.
A registered agent is an agent of your LLC on whom any notice, process or demand may be served. Every LLC in Colorado needs to have a registered agent located in the state.
According to Colorado Revised Statues § 7-80-301:
Registered agent can be an individual or an authorised organisation.
Registered agent must have a street address where they can personally receive service of process.
Office of Registered agent cannot be just a mailbox service of a telephone answering service.
Registered agent must give a documented consent to serve as your LLC's agent
Failure to maintain registered agent
If you fail to maintain a registered agent and a registered office, it may result in your LLC becoming delinquent. If so, it must file a Statement Curing Delinquency to return the entity's status to Good Standing.
LLC Periodic Report
Every LLC has to file this report in Colorado to stay compliant with the state laws.
Filing Periodic Report
Colorado LLC is expected to file this report annually
File it online on Colorado Secretary of State website
Online processing time
The periodic report is due within a 5-month window: 2 months before the anniversary month, the anniversary month, and 2 months after the anniversary month. The filing should be done within this 5 months window.
Failure to pay
If the Periodic Report is not filed on time, the entity will have an additional two months after the Periodic Report month to file a late Periodic Report. Colorado charges a $50 penalty if you miss the annual report deadline. On top of that, if you fail to file your annual report for 2 months, it will cause your LLC to be designated as "Delinquent," resulting in loss of certain rights and privileges.
Frequently asked questions
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