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Last updated on: March 7th, 2019

How to File Colorado LLC Articles of Organization

A lot goes into the conception and planning of a new business. It is the Colorado Articles of Organization that make the LLC official. Being prepared before sitting down to complete the application will help you finish it efficiently.

First, have all of the required information handy. You will be asked for the following information:

  • Name and address of the LLC *
  • Name(s) and address(es) of the individual(s) forming the LLC
  • Name and address of the registered agent*
  • Name and address of the individual doing the filing
  • Indication of whether the management of the LLC is vested in a manager(s) or the members
  • A delayed effective date (optional)
  • Email address for notifications of upcoming due dates affecting business (optional)

*The address must be a physical address. It cannot be a post office box.

A sample of the Articles of Organization document is available on the Secretary of State website.

Second, the cost of filing the Articles of Organization is $50. The articles may only be filed online.

Finally, because applications are filed online, they are processed immediately after being submitted. The Secretary of State does not send back confirmation copies of filings. However, images of the document are available to view and print. Go to the the Entity’s summary page and click on “Filing History and Documents.”

 

Want Help Filing Your Colorado Articles of Organization?

If you decide to use your time building your business rather than completing paperwork, but don’t want to spend the money on an attorney, an LLC formation website is a great compromise.

Lots of services are out there but do vary in perks offered, processing times (theirs, not the state’s), and price.

In general, a service will collect and review your information, prepare the documents, and submit them to the Business & Licensing Division of the Colorado Secretary of State. They will contact you when the Articles of Organization have been filed.

One additional benefit offered by some services is a free year of registered agent service. Others offer order tracking or notifications of future legal requirements needed with the state.

After reviewing all the top incorporation services available, we found IncFile and Northwest Registered Agent the best overall options. While neither of them have as high brand power as the industry giant, LegalZoom, both services have great customer support, prices and offer a free CO registered agent.