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File your LLC’s Articles of Organization in Colorado using SunDoc Filings. We make daily trips to the Secretary of State office. Unlike other filing services, we handle all filings on an expedited basis. We never mail in your documents and we always have a live voice to help.
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Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Colorado LLC's Articles of Organization by noon M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity. The Secretary of State office will take at a few weeks to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail the document to the state yourself, like many filings services do, you will have to wait at least a month. When the state is approves your document, they will issue a state entity number and a certified copy We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the certified copy via regular mail.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
File a Statement of Information: After the Articles of Organization are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information. The Statement of Information, includes the business and mailing address of the entity, the names and addresses of the members, the agent for service of process, and a brief description of the business. We can file this for you; simply add it to your order.
Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new Colorado LLC. Simply add it to your order or fill out our online EIN order form and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
Colorado LLC Kit: Our LLC Kits include a custom binder, 20 customized membership certificates, printed minutes, operating agreement, LLC seal embosser, and FedEx 2nd Day shipping. You can order the Colorado LLC kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page.
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Colorado LLC Formation Guidelines
LLC Name: Choosing a business name is one of the first steps in the process of forming your Colorado Limited Liability Company.
The name must contain, as the last words of the name, the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviations "L.L.C." or "LLC". The word "Limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd." and the word "Company" may be abbreviated as "Co."
It cannot be the same as another Colorado Limited Liability Company or other registered entity. SunDoc Filings allows you to choose up to three names for your Colorado Limited Liability Company, in order of preference. We will conduct a name check before filing to see which names are available.
Articles of Organization: In any Colorado LLC formation, the articles of organization must be filed with the Secretary of State. State law requires that certain information be included in your articles of organization of your Colorado LLC formation. This information must include:
- The company name
- Its principal place of business
- The name and business address of the registered agent for service of process
- A statement as to whether the LLC is to be manager-managed, and if so, if management is vested in managers, the names and business addresses of the initial manager or managers
If the LLC is member-managed, the names and business addresses of the initial member or members With respect to a LLC, if management is in managers rather than reserved to the members, the names and addresses of the initial member or members may be set forth in the articles of organization
Filing: Your LLC is considered organized once the articles of organization are delivered to the Colorado Secretary of State, and the articles are deemed to be compliance with state requirements. One certified copy of the articles of organization will be issued, and the other certified copy will be returned to the organizer or members.
Organizers: Any person at least 18 years of age or entity may form a LLC. They need not be members of the LLC. One or more natural persons or entities.
An organizer may be an individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, limited liability company, partnership, association, or other legal entity.
Operating Agreement: Although not required, LLC members may adopt an operating agreement for the company, which may also be amended and repealed as allowed by the agreement or applicable law. The articles of organization may contain restrictions or prohibitions on the power of the members to adopt, amend, or repeal an operating agreement. If there is more than one member, any operating agreement shall initially be agreed to, in writing, by all of the members.
Membership: A limited liability company must have one or more members. Requirements: Minimum Number of Members: One or more Eligibility Requirements: A natural person or an entity
Procedure for Membership: The member may acquire an interest in the LLC directly from the limited liability company at formation and, after formation, upon the written consent of all members.
Resignation of Membership: Certain prohibitions exist surrounding the ability of a member to resign from the company. Unless prohibited in a written operating agreement, a member may resign from a LLC by giving written notice to the other members. If the resignation violates the operating agreement, the LLC may recover any damages resulting from the breach of the operating agreement and offset the damages against the amount otherwise distributable.
Contribution: The contributions of a member to the limited liability company may be cash, property, or services rendered or a promissory note or other obligation to contribute cash or property or to perform services.
Every Colorado LLC must have a registered agent. A registered agent is the person or business responsible for accepting service of process for an entity. They also accept mailings from the Secretary of State, such as the annual report. Such person should then forward the documents to the entity. We can also provide your business with registered agent services.
Any individual at least 18 years of age with a physical address in Colorado may act as a registered agent in Colorado. Also, any business entity having a usual place of business in Colorado (a physical Colorado street address) may act as a registered agent in Colorado. As of July 1, 2004, an entity can serve as its own agent. You may NOT appoint the Secretary of State as a registered agent for service of process. You may only appoint one individual or business entity as agent.
The registered office may be a place of its business.
Annual Report: Each limited liability company shall file an annual report with the Colorado Secretary of State regarding:
Registered agent name and registered agent address of the reporting entity's registered agent;
Principal office address of the reporting entity's principal office.
On and after January 1, 2002, the form for the first annual report shall be delivered by the secretary of state to the reporting entity, at its registered agent address, in the calendar year following the year in which the reporting entity was formed. Thereafter, the annual report form shall be delivered to each reporting entity annually.
Records: Each limited liability company shall keep following records open to inspection at its office:
A current list of the full name and last-known business, residence, or mailing address of each member and manager, both past and present
A copy of the articles of organization and all amendments thereto, together with executed copies of any powers of attorney pursuant to which any amendment has been executed
Copies of the limited liability company's federal, state, and local income tax returns and reports, if any, for the three most recent years
Copies of any currently effective written operating agreements, copies of any writings permitted or required, and copies of any financial statements of the limited liability company for the three most recent years;
Minutes of every annual and special meeting and any meeting
- A statement prepared and certified as accurate by a manager of the limited liability company which describes:
- The amount of cash and other property or services contributed or agreed to be contributed in the future by each member
- Any additional contributions agreed to be made by each member are to be made
- If agreed upon, the time at which or the events on the happening of which a member may terminate his membership in the limited liability company and the amount of, or the method of determining, the distribution to which he may be entitled respecting his membership interest and the terms and conditions of the termination and distribution.
- Any right of a member to receive distributions which include a return of all or any part of a member's contribution.
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