Change Ohio LLC address

Last updated on February 27, 2023

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

Official Ohio form to change LLC address

Complete this form and mail it to the Ohio 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 Ohio?

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 Articles of Amendment

Fill up and file an amendment using 'Domestic Limited Liability Company Certificate of Amendment or Restatement ' with the Ohio Secretary of State, to update the address of your Ohio LLC.

Filing fees



Ohio Secretary of State,

Regular Filing (non expedite)

P.O. Box 1329

Columbus, OH 43216

3. File online with the Department of Taxation

File Business Address Update Form with the Ohio Department of Taxation

4. 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.

5. Update your operating agreement

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

6. Update your business contacts

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

7. Update state and federal government records

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

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Ohio. Ohio 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 Ohio business 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 Ohio business services. 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

180 days

LLC naming guidelines

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

  • Ohio Revised Code §1705.05


Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Shall include the words, "limited liability company," without abbreviation or shall include one of the following abbreviations: "LLC," "L.L.C.," "limited," "ltd.," or "ltd".

  • 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.

Statutory agent

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


According to Ohio Revised Code § 1702.06:

  • 1

    Statutory agent can be an individual or an authorised organisation.

  • 2

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

  • 3

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

  • 4

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


Failure to maintain statutory agent

If you fail to appoint or maintain a statutory agent, the articles of your entity shall be cancelled by the Secretary of State.

Frequently asked questions

Related steps in Ohio

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

Ohio LLC add member

Ohio LLC remove member

Ohio LLC change name

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