Update Registration

Information to Consider When Cha​nging Your Business Type

Change an A​ssumed Business Name Into a Business Entity - Corporation, LLC, Etc.

If you are registered with an assumed business name but want to be filed as a corporation or LLC, you must cancel your assumed business name registration (PDF) and at the same time file your formation document, either articles of incorporation​ (PDF)​ or organization (PDF).There is no fee t​o cancel the ABN, if you send both documents in together.

Convert from One Type of Business Entity to Another

Because there are legal and fi​nancial consequences to changing your business type, please consult an attorney or a CPA before making your change. 

Changing Your Business Name

To change the name of a ​business entity, file articles of amendment with our office. The article being amended is usually Article 1, and you simply put the name as you want it to read. For example: “Article 1. The name of corporation is ABC Inc.” 

Changing Information About Your Business

Update ​Office, Officer, Registered Agent and Address Information

The annual report is the yearly opportunity for business entities to update their registration with the Corporation Division (assumed business names update every two years). If you need to change information before the first annual report is due or in between the annual report cycle, visit our forms page​ and submit an ​Information Change.

Assumed business name information can be updated by filing an ABN Amendment.

Use the Annual Report to File Updates

Renew your business and file an annual report at the same time. Renew online​​​.

Reinstating a Business

If your business was "administratively dissolved" for failure to file an annual report within the last five years, you can request to have the business entity reinstated. Visit Reinstate a Business for detailed instructions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Warning: Always get legal advice before changing your business structure.​