Articles of Amendment LLC Maryland
Filing Articles of Amendment LLC Maryland will allow you to make changes to the formation documents of your limited liability company.3 min read
2. Filing Options
Filing Articles of Amendment LLC Maryland will allow you to make changes to the formation documents of your limited liability company. For example, if you want to change the name of your company or appoint a new registered agent, you would need to file this document.
Filing a Maryland LLC Amendment
When starting a business, your main goal is to grow your company, and as your organization expands, it's possible you will need to make changes to your state business registration. Some of the most common reasons to alter your Articles of Incorporation or Organization include:
- Changing your business's registered name.
- Getting a new business address.
- Altering the management structure of your company.
Generally, you will need to amend your registration in the state where you incorporated your business. If you have registered your business in other states, you will need to file Articles of Amendment in these states as well. If you want to alter the Articles of Incorporation for your Maryland LLC, you need to file Articles of Amendment with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). You can file your amendment articles in one of three ways:
- By mail.
- By fax.
- In person.
You cannot file a handwritten document. Instead, you need to type in the proper information on the form provided by SDAT. Although using the SDAT form is the most convenient option, it is not required, and you can write your own LLC amendments if you so desire. Also, an original signature is not required on the form that you file. If you want to pay your filing fee by check, you should make your check payable to the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation.
When filing your amendments by fax, you will be automatically charged an expedited fee. While this option will cost a little more, it is still your best option, as your Articles of Amendment LLC Maryland will get processed much more quickly. You need to include an Expedited Request Cover Sheet, as well as your credit or debit card information, when filling by fax. You can visit the SDAT counter between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. if you wish to file in person. In-person filings also require paying an expedited fee. You may pay this fee by check, money order, or cash.
There is almost no limit to the information you can amend with this filing. In addition to changing the name of your LLC, you can amend your principal business address or the contact information of your Registered Agent. When filing your Articles of Amendment, you will need to pay a $100 fee. If you want your articles processed faster, or if you are filing by fax or in person, you will need to pay a $50 fee for expedited service.
Typically, SDAT will process your amendment articles within eight weeks. You should not expect confirmation, however, until at least 10 weeks after filing your documents. With expedited service, your articles will be processed within seven business days.
Unless you request otherwise, mailed Articles of Amendments will be processed normally. If you want to file by mail and also want expedited processing, you should include a cover letter with the phrase ‘Expedited Service Requested.' You should also include this phrase on your envelope. If you want your amendments returned to you after processing, you need to pay a $5 fee. If you don't pay this fee when filing your amendments, SDAT will destroy your amendments after they have been processed.
You can visit the Maryland Business Database to view your Articles of Amendment online. You can also print your documents from this database. After they have been processed, your Articles of Amendment should appear on this database within 10 days. By filing an amendment, you can change your LLC's managers and members.
You can also use an amendment to change your Registered Agent. If you are naming a new Registered Agent, the agent must sign the document. You can file an SDAT Change of Resident Agent Form if naming a new agent is the only change you need to make. Filing this form only costs $25. Similarly, if you only want to change your principal business address, you can file a Change of Principal Office Form, which also costs $25.
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