Form LLC-2 "Amendment to Articles of Organization of a Limited Liability Company (LLC)" - California

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This is a legal form that was released by the California Secretary of State - a government authority operating within California. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on November 1, 2020;
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This form can be submitted electronically through eForms Online:
1. Complete and print the fillable PDF form.
2. Sign the form (i.e. wet signature;
electronic
and
digital
signatures are not acceptable).
3. Scan and save the signed document to your personal computer, tablet or phone:
PDF file format only;
10 MB file size maximum;
PDF must be unlocked and not password protected.
4. Upload your completed and signed PDF form and submit electronically through
eForms
Online.
Your submission will be reviewed for legal compliance and you will receive an email with an approval or a
notice to correct your submission.
If you prefer submitting this form via mail or in person, fill out the
Submission Cover Sheet
and attach it to
your filing. Note: In person submissions require an additional $15 handling fee.
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Instructions for Completing the
Amendment to the Articles of Organization (Form LLC-2)
To amend the Articles of Organization of a limited liability company (LLC), you must file an Amendment to the Articles of
Organization (Form LLC-2) with the California Secretary of State.
Before submitting the completed form, you should consult with a private attorney for advice about your specific
business needs.
You must file a Statement of Information (Form LLC-12) to change the LLC’s business address(es), or to change the
name or address of the LLC's manager(s) or agent for service of process, which can be filed online at
llcbizfile.sos.ca.gov/SI.
To file this Form LLC-2, the LLC must be active on the records of the California Secretary of State, or if suspended,
Form LLC-2 only can be filed to list a new limited liability company name. (Section 17713.10.) To check the status of
the LLC, go to BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
Operating Agreements are to be maintained by the LLC and are not filed with the California Secretary of State.
Fees:
Filing Fee: The fee for filing the Amendment to the Articles of Organization (Form LLC-2) is $30.00.
Faster Service Fee:
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Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off) to our
Sacramento office.
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Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you submit in person
(drop off) your completed document at our Sacramento office. The $15.00 counter drop off fee provides priority
service over documents submitted by mail. The special handling fee is not refundable whether the document is
filed or rejected.
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Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed within a
guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee instead of the counter drop off fee. For detailed information about
this faster processing service through our Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/service-options.
Copies: Upon filing, we will return one (1) plain copy of your filed document for free, and will certify the copy upon request
and payment of a $5 certification fee. To obtain additional copies or certified copies of this filed Amendment to the Articles
of Organization, include payment for copy fees and certification fees at the time the Amendment to the Articles of
Organization is submitted. Additional copy fees are $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each attachment page. For
certified copies, there is an additional $5.00 certification fee, per copy.
Payment Type: Check(s) or money orders should be made payable to the Secretary of State. Do not send cash by
mail. If submitting the document in person in our Sacramento office, payment also may be made by credit card (Visa or
Mastercard®).
Processing Dates: For current processing dates, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-dates.
If you are not completing this form online, please type or legibly print in black or blue ink. Complete the Amendment to
the Articles of Organization (Form LLC-2) as follows:
Item
Instruction
Tips
1.
Enter the name of the LLC exactly as it
To ensure you have the exact name of the LLC, look to
appears on the records of the California
your registration document filed with the California
Secretary of State including the entity
Secretary of State and any name change amendments.
identifier (ex: “Jones & Company, LLC” or
“Smith Construction, a Limited Liability
Company”).
 To ensure you have the correct Entity (File) Number look
2.
Enter the 12-digit Entity (File) Number
to your registration document filed with the California
issued to the LLC by the California
Secretary of State.
Secretary of State at the time of
registration.
LLC-2 Instructions (REV 11/2020)
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 Secretary of State Records can be accessed online
through our Business Search at
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. While searching the
Business Search, be sure to identify your LLC correctly
including the jurisdiction that matches your LLC.
17701.08
requires:
 California Corporations Code section
3.
If you are changing the name of the LLC,
enter the new name of the LLC exactly as
The LLC name must include: LLC, L.L.C., Limited
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you want it is to appear on the records of
Liability Company, Limited Liability Co., Ltd. Liability
the California Secretary of State including
Company, or Ltd Liability Co.
the entity identifier (ex: “Jones & Company,
The LLC name may not include: bank, trust,
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LLC” or “Smith Construction, a Limited
trustee, incorporated, inc., corporation, or corp.
Liability Company”).
The LLC name may not include: insurer, insurance
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company, or any other words suggesting that the
LLC is in the business of issuing policies of
insurance and assuming insurance risks.
The name is not likely to mislead the public and is
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distinguishable from other LLCs of record or
reserved with the California Secretary of State.
 There are legal limitations on what name can be used for
the LLC. For general LLC name requirements and
restrictions or for information on reserving an LLC name
prior to submitting Form LLC-2, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-reservations.
 A name reservation is not required to submit Form LLC-2.
 A preliminary search of LLC names already of record can
be made online through our Business Search at
BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. Please note: The Business
Search is not intended to serve as a formal name
availability search. For information on checking or
reserving a name, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/
name-reservations.
 Every LLC is required to have at least one member. If
4.
If the management structure of the LLC is
changing, check the applicable box to
no manager is appointed or elected, all members are
indicate if the LLC will be managed by "one
managers.
manager," "more than one manager" or "all
 A member(s) is the owner of the company similar to a
limited liability company member(s)."
shareholder(s) in a corporation.
Only one box may be checked.
The purpose statement is required. Do not
5.
alter.
 If applicable, list other amendments to
 You must file a Statement of Information (Form LLC-12) to
6.
change the LLC’s business address(es), or to change the
the Articles of Organization on only one
side of a standard letter-sized piece of
name or address of the LLC's manager(s) or agent for
paper (8 1/2" x 11"), clearly marked as an
service of process, which can be filed online at
llcbizfile.sos.ca.gov/SI.
attachment to Form LLC-2 and attach the
extra page(s) to the completed Form
 To avoid rejection of your Form LLC-2, it is recommended
LLC-2.
that you file your Statement of Information (Form LLC-12)
llcbizfile.sos.ca.gov/SI
 If amending existing text, list both the
online at
before submitting your
current text followed by the new text as
Form LLC-2.
amended by this filing.
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Signature  Sign and type or print the name of the
 If you need more space for signatures:
signor(s).
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Place the additional signatures on only one side of
a standard letter-sized piece of paper (8 1/2" x 11")
 Unless a greater number is provided for in
clearly marked as an attachment to Form LLC-2
the Articles of Organization, this Form
and attach the extra page(s) to the completed Form
LLC-2 must be signed by at least one
LLC-2.
manager, if the LLC is manager-managed
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All attachments are part of this document.
or at least one member, if the LLC is
member-managed indicating the
 If Form LLC-2 is signed by a business entity, the person
information is true and correct.
who signs on behalf of the entity should note their name
 Do not use a computer-generated
and position/title and the entity name. Example: If a
limited liability company ("Smith LLC") is the manager,
signature.
the signature of the person signing on behalf of the Smith
LLC should be reflected as Joe Smith, Manager of Smith
LLC, Manager.
 If Form LLC-2 is signed by a trust, the trustee should
sign as follows: ___________ , trustee for ___________
trust (including the exact name of the trust and date of
the trust, if applicable). Example: Mary Todd, trustee of
the Lincoln Family Trust (U/T 5-1-1994), Manager.
 Multiple Form LLC-2s with different signatures will be
returned without being filed – use only one form.
Legal Authority: General statutory filing provisions are found in Section 17702.02. All statutory references are to the
California Corporations Code, unless otherwise stated.
Statement of Information: A Statement of Information must be filed with the California Secretary of State within 90 days
after filing the Articles of Organization and every two years thereafter during the
applicable filing period
(Section
17702.09). A Statement of Information can be filed online at
llcbizfile.sos.ca.gov/SI
or by submitting Form LLC-12.
Additional Resources: For a list of other agencies you may need to contact to ensure proper compliance, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/resources. Note: The California Secretary of State does not license LLCs. For
licensing requirements, please contact the city and/or county where the principal place of business is located
and/or the state agency with jurisdiction over the activities of the LLC.
LLC-2 Instructions (REV 11/2020)
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LLC-2
Secretary of State
Amendment to Articles of
Organization of a
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Read Instructions
IMPORTANT —
before completing this
– $30.00
form. Filing Fee
Copy Fees – First page $1.00; each attachment page $0.50;
Certification Fee - $5.00
Note: You must file a Statement of Information (Form LLC-12), to change the
business address(es) of the LLC or to change the name or address of the LLC's
manager(s) and/or agent for service of process, which can be filed online at
llcbizfile.sos.ca.gov/SI.
Above Space For Office Use Only
1. LLC Exact Name
(Enter the exact name on file with the California Secretary of State.)
2. LLC 12-Digit Entity (File) Number
(Enter the exact 12-digit Entity (File) Number issued by the California Secretary of State.)
See Instructions
3. New LLC Name (If Amending)
– List the proposed LLC name exactly as it is to appear on the records of the California
(
Secretary of State. The name must contain an LLC identifier such as LLC or L.L.C. “LLC” will be added, if not
included.)
4. Management (If Amending) (Select only one box)
The LLC will be managed by:
One Manager
More than One Manager
All LLC Member(s)
5. Purpose Statement
(Do not alter Purpose Statement.)
The purpose of the limited liability company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company
may be organized under the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act.
6. Additional Amendment(s) set forth on attached pages, if any, are incorporated herein by reference and made part of this
Form LLC-2.
(All attachments should be 8½ x 11, one-sided, legible and clearly marked as an attachment to this form LLC-2.)
Signature
By signing, I affirm under penalty of perjury that the information herein is true and correct and that I am authorized by
California law to sign.
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