Change Information About Your Business
Update Office, Officer, Registered Agent and Address Information
There are two ways to update your corporation (including nonprofits) or limited liability company.
Updating your assumed business name
Assumed business name information can be updated by filing an
Use the Annual Report to File Updates
The annual report is a yearly opportunity for businesses to update their registration with the Corporation Division (assumed business names update every two years). Renew your business and file an annual report at the same time. Renew online.
Change Your Business Name
To change the name of a business, 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."
To change the name of an assumed business name, file an
Remember: There may be other agencies that need to be notified if you are changing your business name.
Use the Business Change in Status
form to notify the Employment Department, Department of Revenue, and Department of Consumer and Business Services of changes to your business name if you have an account
If you have a
tax ID number (EIN)
with the IRS, follow their instructions for a business name change.
Information to Consider When Changing Your Business Type
Change an Assumed 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 and at the same time file your formation document, either articles of
organization. We will waive the fee to cancel the ABN, if you send both documents in together and the name of the ABN is the same name that is being used for the new business entity.
If you would like to keep your assumed business name, you may
amend it making the registrant/owner the new business entity that you are filing. This will allow use of the business name with or without the entity identifier (Inc., LLC etc.).
Convert from One Type of Business Entity to Another
There are legal and financial consequences to changing your business type. Please consult an attorney or a CPA before making your change.
Reinstate 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 it reinstated. Visit
Reinstate a Business for instructions.