Change Michigan LLC address

Last updated on February 23, 2023

To change the address of a Michigan LLC, you need to file a Certificate of Change of Registered Office with Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and file separately with the IRS.

Official Michigan form to change LLC address

Complete this form and mail it to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) 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 Michigan?

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 with LARA or update in the annual statement

There are two options in Michigan to change the address of your Michigan LLC. Either change the annual statement or submit Form CSCL/CD-520 to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

Filing fees



Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau

Corporations Division

P.O. Box 30054

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.

Resident agent

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


According to Michigan Compiled Laws § 450.1241:

  • 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.

Failure to maintain resident agent

If you fail to maintain a resident agent, service of process may be made by delivering or mailing by registered mail to the administrator a summons and copy of the complaint.

LLC Annual Report

Every LLC has to file this report in Michigan to stay compliant with the state laws.

Filing Annual Report

Michigan LLC is expected to file this report annually by February 15

  • File it online on Michigan Dept. of LARA website


Online fee


Online processing time

3-5 days

Expedited processing fee


Expedited processing time

24 hours

Failure to pay

There is late fee of $50 for missing the February 15th filing deadline.

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Michigan. Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan corporations, securities & commercial licensing bureau. 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

6 months

LLC naming guidelines

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

Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

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    The name of a domestic limited liability company shall contain the words "limited liability company", or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "L.C.", with or without periods or other punctuation.

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions

Related steps in Michigan

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

Michigan LLC add member

Michigan LLC remove member

Michigan LLC change name

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