LLC-2 Instructions (REV 08/2019)
2019 California Secretary of State
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
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
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.
Filing Fee: The fee for filing the Amendment to the Articles of Organization (Form LLC-2) is $30.00.
Faster Service Fee:
- Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents submitted in person (drop off) to our
- 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.
- 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
Copies: Upon filing, we will return one (1) plain copy of your filed document for free, and will certify the copy upon request
ment 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
Processing Times: For current processing times, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
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:
Enter the name of the LLC exactly as it
appears on the records of the California
Secretary of State including the entity
identifier (ex: “Jones & Company, LLC” or
“Smith Construction, a Limited Liability
To ensure you have the exact name of the LLC, look to
your registration document filed with the California
Secretary of State and any name change amendments.
Enter the 12-digit Entity (File) Number
issued to the LLC by the California
Secretary of State at the time of
To ensure you have the correct Entity (File) Number look
to your registration document filed with the California
Secretary of State.