Change Massachusetts LLC address

Last updated on February 23, 2023

To change the address of an Massachusetts LLC, you will need to file a Certificate of Amendment with the Secretary of State and file separately with the IRS.

Official Massachusetts form to change LLC address

Complete this form and mail it to the Massachusetts Secretary of State to change the LLC's business address

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What is an LLC?

Limited Liability Company

LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.

Limited liability

Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.


A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.


Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.

Sole proprietorship

Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.

Types of LLC

Depends on the number of members and whether it has elected to change its IRS classification.

Single-member LLC

Has only a single member. IRS considers it as a sole proprietorship for tax purposes.

LLC as C-corp

Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.

Multi-member LLC

Has two members. IRS considers it as a partnership for tax purposes.

LLC as S-corp

A special election for a maximum of 100 US shareholders.


Follow step-by-step instructions

How to change an LLC's principal address in Massachusetts?

Check the steps below:

1. Select a new address

If you are thinking of changing the address, you must have already decided on the new address. Whether it is your home, new office, or even an address provider, make sure you have the new address ready before you proceed with changing the LLC address.

Ensure you are able to receive mail at the new address. Though this address is not where service of process documents are served, it is important to have a mail handling facility at this address.

2. File online with the Secretary of State

To make changes to your Massachusetts LLC, you must submit a Certificate of Amendment to the Corporations Division of the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Filing fees



Secretary of the Commonwealth

One Ashburton Place, 17th Floor

Boston, MA 02108

3. File Form 8822-B with IRS

Apart from filing the address change with the respective state. You will also need to file with the IRS, to notify them of the change of address. Using Form 8822-B.

4. Update your operating agreement

Change the address mentioned in the operating agreement to reflect the newly updated address.

5. Update state and federal government records

If there are government documents where you had to submit LLC address, make sure you update them.

6. Update your business contacts

Inform your banks, suppliers, partners, customers, privacy policies, and other legal documents.

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Massachusetts. Massachusetts maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.

Search for names

Go to the official website of the Massachusetts business entity search tool to see if the name you want is available.

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You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the Massachusetts corporations division. You will have to file your LLC formation documents within this period to keep the name. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation. That's fine too.

Reservation fee


Reservation period

60 days

LLC naming guidelines

The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.

  • Massachusetts General Laws (sect156C.3)


Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Shall contain the words ''limited liability company'', ''limited company'', or the abbreviation ''L.L.C.'', ''L.C.'', ''LLC'' or ''LC''.

  • 2

    Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.

  • 3

    Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.

  • 4

    Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.

Resident agent

A resident agent is an agent of your LLC on whom any notice, process or demand may be served. Every LLC in Massachusetts needs to have a resident agent located in the state.


According to Massachusetts Code 112.13:

  • 1

    Resident agent can be an individual or an authorised organisation.

  • 2

    Resident agent must have a street address where they can personally receive service of process.

  • 3

    Office of Resident agent cannot be just a mailbox service of a telephone answering service.

  • 4

    Resident agent must give a documented consent to serve as your LLC's agent.


Frequently asked questions

Related steps in Massachusetts

There are other actions you can perform in your Massachusetts LLC. See the pages for more details.

Massachusetts LLC add member

Massachusetts LLC remove member

Massachusetts LLC change name

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